Tigers, Yankees rained out, will try for doubleheader Sunday

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees have been rained out Saturday, with bad weather threatening to wash away most of the Yankees' only scheduled visit to the Motor City this season.

New York beat the Tigers 8-6 on Friday night, and the teams will now try to play a split doubleheader Sunday to finish this three-game series -- but the weather then may not be any better.

If one or both games are postponed Sunday, the scramble could be on to find a time when the Yankees can come back to Detroit later in the year.

The Tigers would send left-handers Francisco Liriano (1-1) and Matthew Boyd (0-1) to the mound Sunday against New York right-handers Luis Severino (2-1) and Luis Cessa (0-0). The games are scheduled for 1:10 and 7:10 p.m.

"It doesn't look very good, but we'll just try and have a good day of rest today," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "Some guys getting a little bit of work in now, and prepare ourselves like we are getting ready to go tomorrow, and then we'll see what Mother Nature has for us."

The teams have a mutual off day June 4, when New York would be traveling between road games at Baltimore and Toronto.