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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tigers rained out yet again, will play twinbill Sunday

DETROIT — For the fourth time in 14 days, the Detroit Tigers have sent fans home unhappy, without even playing.

Because of incessant rain, Saturday night’s game with the Red Sox was postponed until today, when the two teams will play a day/night doubleheader (1:05 and 7:05 p.m.).

"Maybe one of these days, we'll play," Tigers pitcher Phil Coke grumbled, as he exited the locker room.

Hopefully, they'll play two.

But the night game — which matches up aces Justin Verlander and Josh Beckett — will not be televised, since ESPN owns broadcast rights to the time slot.

Tickets from Saturday night’s game will be honored for Sunday’s nightcap.

It's the first time the Tigers have had as many cancelations in that short a span since 1990, according to STATS, LLC. The last team to have as many rainouts on separate dates was the Cleveland Indians in 2007, who had seven total rainouts from April 6-9.


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