Opener between Tigers, Royals postponed
Game to be made up on Sept. 24, an off-day for both clubs
DETROIT -- Monday night's scheduled game between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 24, which was an off-day for both clubs.
The pitching matchups for the two games in this series will be Rick Porcello against Luke Hochevar on Tuesday and Justin Verlander against Jonathan Sanchez on Wednesday. Duane Below, who was scheduled to make his first start of the season Monday before the rainout, will be placed back in the bullpen.
After rain fell early Monday morning, it let up for most of the day. However, as the 7:05 p.m. start time approached, a steady stream of rain began to fall, and the radar showed no signs of it letting up by a reasonable hour.
A rain delay lasted for 40 minutes before the Tigers officially announced the postponement. The Royals and Tigers were originally scheduled for a three-game series from Sept. 25-27, but with Monday's rainout, it will now be a four-game set.
All paid tickets and season parking passes from Monday's game will be valid for the date of the makeup and no ticket exchange is necessary.
Anthony Odoardi is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.