Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros postponed due to rain, doubleheader Saturday

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros postponed Friday’s game scheduled for 7:10 p.m., because of rain at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Rainfall began Friday morning and continued throughout the afternoon.

The second matchup in the four-game series has been rescheduled for Saturday at 1:10 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader, with the nightcap at 6:10 p.m. Rain is forecast again for Saturday, which could cause further problems. This is the final time the Tigers and Astros meet this season.

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Casey Mize is scheduled to start the first game, and Wily Peralta will start the second game.

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In Thursday’s series opener, the Astros (47-28) bludgeoned the Tigers, 12-3. Houston has won 11 games in a row,; Detroit had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Tigers (32-43) entered Friday in fourth place in the division, ahead of the Minnesota Twins, but 12½ games behind the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

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Evan Petzold is a sports reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at epetzold@freepress.com or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold. Read more on the Detroit Tigers and sign up for our Tigers newsletter

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