Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians postponed due to rain; doubleheader set for July 4

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The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians had their Friday's game, scheduled for 7:10 p.m., postponed because of inclement weather at Comerica Park.

The grounds crew brought the tarp onto the field at 5:08 p.m. in preparation for significant rain. First pitch was delayed at 6:28 p.m. and the game was officially called at 6:50 p.m.

Friday's postponed game will be made up as the second game of a split nine-inning doubleheader July 4 in Detroit, following the originally scheduled game at 1:10 p.m. The second game will begin at 6:40 p.m.

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Rain delay at a Tigers game against Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Rain delay at a Tigers game against Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

All paid tickets from Friday's postponed game are valid for Game 2 of the July 4 doubleheader.

The Tigers are scheduled to play the Guardians twice more during the current series: 4:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:40 p.m. Sunday. Right-hander Alex Faedo starts Saturday, with righty Elvin Rodriguez tabbed for Sunday.

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After the Guardians, the Minnesota Twins travel to Comerica Park for a five-game series from Monday-Thursday.

The Tigers and Twins have a straight doubleheader Tuesday.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland: Rain forces a July 4 doubleheader