Detroit Tigers doubleheader Friday postponed because of rain; doubleheader now Saturday

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The plan, once again, has changed.

Because of inclement weather, Friday’s doubleheader has been postponed, meaning the Tigers (13-16) will play a straight seven-inning doubleheader with the Twins (20-12) at 1:10 p.m. Saturday. For now, there remains one game scheduled for Sunday. Rescheduling information for Game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader will be announced at a later date.

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Thursday’s protest happened because of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, after three NBA playoff games, the NHL playoffs and WNBA games were postponed. Six other MLB games were postponed.

«We stood united with a lot of teams in baseball about making a change, and that won’t ever change in my mind,» manager Ron Gardenhire said. «We have to get better. This country has to get better and respect everyone. That’s what we hope happens.»

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The Tigers' ground crew covers the field as rain falls before action against the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park, Saturday, August 1, 2020.The Tigers' ground crew covers the field as rain falls before action against the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park, Saturday, August 1, 2020.
The Tigers’ ground crew covers the field as rain falls before action against the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park, Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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