Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park postponed for rain

The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins have postponed Sunday’s game, which was originally scheduled for 1:10 p.m., due to rain forecast at Comerica Park in Detroit. The rain started in the morning and continued into the early afternoon.

The Mother’s Day game – the final of a three-game series – was postponed to July 16 at 2:10 p.m. as part of a shared double header, the nightcap at 7:10 p.m. The double header takes place on the first day after the all-star break.

The Tigers and Twins split the first two games of the series, with the Tigers taking a 7-3 win on Saturday after a seventh inning with five runs. They have won two of their last four games but have a 10-24 record, which is a 0.294 percent gain.

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There was rain in the forecast at Comerica Park in Detroit on Sunday, May 9, 2021, Mother's Day.

Left-handed Matthew Boyd should start on Sunday, so his start will be postponed to Tuesday – after the team’s day off on Monday. He is returning from tendinitis of his left knee that forced him to miss a start.

The Tigers will host the Kansas City Royals for a three-game series at Comerica Park Tuesday through Thursday. After Boyd is on the field on Tuesday, right-handers Casey Mize (Wednesday) and Spencer Turnbull (Thursday) are next in the starting rotation.

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Then the Chicago Cubs arrive for a three-game series Friday through Sunday before the Tigers take on the Seattle Mariners (May 17-19) and Royals (May 21-23). Before the Mother’s Day competition was postponed, the left Tarik Skubal Turnbull should follow in the rotation.

Hence, it is likely that Skubal will now start the series opener with the Cubs.

Evan Petzold is a sports reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold. Read more about the Detroit Tigers and subscribe to our Tigers newsletter.

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