The Detroit Tigers' party in Motown will have to wait at least one more day.
Game 4 of the ALCS at Comerica Park was postponed due to rain on Wednesday night, meaning the Tigers won't get their first chance to advance past the New York Yankees until Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:07 ET with the pitching matchup — CC Sabathia vs. Max Scherzer — staying intact.
The Tigers lead the Yankees three games to none and are on the brink of their first World Series since 2oo6. The bad news is that Thursday's forecast doesn't look too good, either, with an 80 percent chance of rain.
The postponement, however, will push Game 5 to Friday, eliminating the travel day before Saturday's Game 6. Brian Cashman says Sabathia will not be able to pitch in an if-necessary Game 7 on Sunday and that's a bad break for the Yankees as it means Sabathia will pitch only once this series. But at least that one appearance will likely come under the terms of his performance and not under the terms of Mother Nature.
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