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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tigers get washed out again

Tuesday’s series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed by rain, rescheduled for Monday, June 27, at 7:05 p.m. It was originally scheduled as an off day for both teams.

Since this was scheduled to be Toronto’s only trip into town this year, the two organizations waited as long as possible before deciding on the rainout just after 9 p.m.

It was one of four rainouts in the majors on Tuesday.

The Tigers will keep their starters the same for the Boston series, meaning the Justin Verlander (4-3, 2.91 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (3-1, 1.75) matchup is still on for Thursday, showcasing two of the American League’s best.

“That’s a nice matchup for everybody, but obviously, we’re trying to win the game. So you don’t get caught up in that so much as a manager,” Leyland said.
“Beckett’s been tremendous. I’ve seen him on TV twice now. He’s been tremendous. I’ve never seen him better, really. So it should be a good matchup. Sometimes those things get all hyped up, and they fizzle out.”

Phil Coke (1-5, 4.54), who flew out early Tuesday afternoon, will start today’s game against Boston, facing Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.94).

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