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Indians-Tigers series opener postponed due to rain

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The AL Central rivals will play a doubleheader on September 1, hopefully well after the division has been wrapped up by the Indians.

Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers were slated to kick off a four-game series tonight in Detroit, but weather had other plans. Heavy rainfall leading up to first pitch and a storm that looks to cross right over the city for the better part of several hours means the game has been officially called before it began.

The game will be made up as a doubleheader on September 1.

As a result of the delay, Josh Tomlin, who was scheduled to start tonight, will be the starter in game one of tomorrow’s doubleheader. Carlos Carrasco will start game two, and Ryan Merritt will act as the 26th man in reserve, in stead of starting a “bullpen day” as was originally the plan.