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The grounds crew in Texas was kept busy last night.
The game now will be played tomorrow at 4:19 p.m., negating what originally would have been a travel day for both the Rangers and Tigers. Game 3 will be played as scheduled Tuesday night in Detroit.
Though the skies in Arlington, Texas, were bright and clear all afternoon, a major system was making its way into the area and was expected to prevent the game from being played without interruption. Rather than risk the kind of lengthy delays that marred last night's series opener, officials decided not to take the chance.
The postponement shouldn't affect either team's rotation; both Derek Holland and Max Scherzer are slated to start Game 2. The Tigers, though, were dealt another major blow when it was revealed right fielder Magglio Ordonez will miss the remainder of the postseason with an ankle injury. Detroit already lost left fielder Delmon Young to an oblique strain.
Is it too late to change my pre-series prediction of a Tigers victory in six games?