Yankees and Tigers rained out, to be played Thursday
DETROIT — One win from the World Series. Rainy or not, the Detroit Tigers will have to wait.
Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Tigers and New York Yankees was postponed because of a stormy forecast Wednesday night — although Comerica Park was still dry when the decision was made.
“They kept saying it was going to come and it never came,” Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer said. “So go figure.”
About an hour later, however, heavy rain started to fall, soaking the tarp that was placed on the infield before the postponement.
With the Tigers seeking a sweep in the best-of-seven series, Game 4 was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:07 p.m.
New York will send ace CC Sabathia to the mound against Scherzer. The Tigers will have lefty Phil Coke, who saved Games 2 and 3, available after a day of rest.
Game 5, if necessary, would be Friday in Detroit.
Under the original schedule, there was a good chance Sabathia would pitch a potential Game 7 on three days’ rest if the Yankees rallied in the series. Now, he might be limited to one start — and New York might need to win four games in four days to advance.