Rain washes out Tigers, White Sox

Detroit — For the second time in 10 days, Mother Nature has interrupted the Tigers' schedule.

The unrelenting rains Saturday forced the cancellation of the Tigers-White Sox game. The make-up date is Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. It will be part of a split doubleheader at the start of what was scheduled to be a three-game series with the White Sox.

All paid tickets for Saturday's game can be redeemed for the first game of the split double-header Sept. 21. No ticket exchange is necessary.

The Tigers pitching rotation beyond Sunday is still up in the air, pending the health of Justin Verlander.

Kyle Ryan, scheduled to start Saturday, likely will miss a turn. David Price will pitch Sunday, as scheduled, against White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

The rotation for the Pirates series, which starts Tuesday, is still to be announced.

Verlander, if he is able, would start Tuesday. He missed his start last Wednesday because of back stiffness. He has gradually felt better the last two days and he threw a bullpen in the rain Saturday without any apparent complications.

The Tigers, though, will wait until Sunday to make a determination about his next start.

The Tigers also were rained out last Thursday in Cincinnati. That game will be made up on Aug. 24.