Game 2 of the Yankees' three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday has been postponed, the team announced. The two teams will push the missed game back to Thursday and play a doubleheader.
Prior to the game, thunderstorms were already forcing the Tigers to request fans to leave their seats and head for cover with storms projected to hit the area for an extensive time period on Wednesday evening.
The two sides were already scheduled to meet on Thursday.
The first game is slated to start at 1:05 p.m. and according to the Yankees, the second will begin 30 minutes after the first game ends.
LHP CC Sabathia (5-8 overall, 4.93 ERA) was returning from another stint on the 10-day IL on Wednesday (knee) to start against Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd (8-10 overall, 4.57 ERA). The projected starters for the originally scheduled 1 p.m., had the two teams played on Wednesday, were Yankees' LHP JA Happ (12-8 overall, 5.10 ERA) against Spencer Turnbull (3-16 overall, 4.68 ERA).
Tuesday's Game 1 of their series saw the Tigers take a 12-11 win after the Yankees led by six at one point.