First game of Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed on Sunday


First game of Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed on Sunday

Sunday's doubleheader between the host Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees has been postponed due to inclement weather, the Tigers announced.

All paid tickets from the game originally scheduled for Saturday (which was then rescheduled for Game 2 on Sunday) will be valid for entry for the first game of the doubleheader on June 4 at 1:10 p.m. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. NY is coming off a series loss at Boston and they have dropped five of their last eight games.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 2-6 in their last eight during game two of a series and the under is 5-0 in their last five during game two of a series.

The Yankees made it 8-3 in the eighth on a triple by Andujar, Torreyes' RBI single and Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly.

The Yankees and Tigers were rained out Saturday in what had been New York's only scheduled visit to Detroit this year. His ERA is 8.10. The Tigers are also just 1-4 in their last five against a left-handed starter. The ball caromed off the scoreboard wall and rolled toward left-center, far away from centerfielder Leonys Martin.

Nick Castellanos was the top hitter for the Tigers entering this series, and he had 14 hits, eight runs and five RBI.

Castellanos did not seem to enjoy hitting against lefties at home in 2017, slashing.236/.288/.418 across 59 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of.272/.320/.490).

DET: Matt Boyd (0-1, 13.0 IP, 1.38 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, 1 BB, 5 K).

The Tigers initially canceled just Game 1; at about 1 p.m., they made the sensible decision to scratch Game 2, as well.

Big man Aaron Judge led the way for the Yanks coming into this series, carrying 17 hits, 12 runs, three homers and eight RBI. Detroit ranks second-to-last in all of baseball in team batting average (.216) through Friday's 8-6 loss to the Yankees; 25th in team slugging (.327).

Mike Fiers had a promising debut for the Tigers last Sunday.

NY has posted 23 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 27 over its last five.