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ALCS Game 2 postponed due to rain, will be played Monday

Oct 9, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

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Rain, rain — go away. And all that.

According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday night’s Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Rangers has been officially postponed due to looming thunderstorms in the area surrounding Arlington, Texas. The game will be played Monday at 4:19 p.m. ET and shown on FOX.

Major League Baseball decided to call the game early in order to avoid a situation in which the starting pitchers would be negatively affected. In Game 1, marquee aces Justin Verlander and C.J. Wilson both had to exit prematurely due to the two delays.

The Rangers and Tigers are both expected to keep their ALCS rotations intact despite the changes. Game 2 will feature Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland, Game 3 will have Colby Lewis vs. Doug Fister and Game 4 will see a matchup of Matt Harrison vs. Rick Porcello. Verlander and Wilson would start a potential Game 5.

  1. sdelmonte - Oct 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Interesting that Fox is not showing any weekday games at night. But good, I suppose, if you want to watch the end of the games after work and get to sleep at a reasonable hour.

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