Tigers-Twins game postponed, doubleheader Thursday

Geoff Robinson
The Detroit News

Game officially postponed in third inning

The rain and storms in Minneapolis have forced the Twins to call off tonight's game with the Tigers. The game was initially delayed with Minnesota having men on first and second base and two outs in the bottom of the third inning.

The Tigers and Twins will play a doubleheader tomorrow, with this game resuming at 2 pm and the second game to take place as scheduled at 8 pm.

Tonight's game in jeopardy

According to's Jason Beck, the Minnesota Twins will have an update on the status of tonight's game around 10:45 Eastern Standard Time (9:45 Central Standard Time in Minneapolis).

Bottom 3rd: Tigers 0, Twins 0

Brian Dozier was plunked by a pitch and Jorge Polanco reached on an infield single. For the second time tonight, Joe Mauer got a shot with two men on and nobody on base, but for the second time tonight, Buck Farmer struck Mauer out. He was also able to strike out Kennys Vargas as the rain showed up in full force. With two outs and two men on, the tarp was brought onto the field.

It's supposed to rain all night, so they may have to finish this game tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates.

Top 3rd: Tigers 0, Twins 0

Erick Aybar grounded out to third, Miguel Cabrera flew out to left field and J.D. Martinez struck out swinging to end the inning.

Jose Berrios has labored to the tune of 63 pitches through the first three innings, but the Tigers haven't been able to notch any runs off the young Minnesota pitcher.

Bottom 2nd: Tigers 0, Twins 0

Juan Centeno notched a two-out single to center field, but Buck Farmer was able to Byron Buxton to ground out to second to end the inning.

Robbie Grossman struck out looking and Eduardo Escobar grounded out to first to start the inning.

Top 2nd: Tigers 0, Twins 0

The Tigers started off the second inning with a James McCann double to left center, putting the leadoff man in scoring position for the second consecutive frame. Andrew Romine grounded into a fielder's choice, moving McCann up to third. For the second time again tonight, however, the Tigers couldn't get a runner home with less than two outs. Jose Iglesias struck out and Cameron Maybin flew out to center field to end the inning.

Jose Berrios is going to give up runs, but Buck Farmer isn't likely to shutout the Twins, so it would be wise of the Tigers to start taking advantage of these situations.

Bottom 1st: Tigers 0, Twins 0

Buck Farmer walked the first two batters he faced, Brian Dozier and Jorge Polanco, but was able to dial it in and strike out Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas. Farmer got Max Kepler to fly out to center field to end the threat.

A bit of a shaky start for Farmer, who threw 24 first inning pitches, but at least he was able to keep the Twins of the board.

Top 1st: Tigers 0, Twins 0

Cameron Maybin got things started with a single to right center, swiping second base off of Jose Berrios with Erick Aybar at the dish. Aybar surprisingly laid down a sacrifice bunt for the first out of the game, moving Maybin up to third. With a base open, Miguel Cabrera was given a free pass, setting up J.D. Martinez with runners on the corners. Martinez struck out swinging, but Justin Upton drew a walk to lead the bases for Tyler Collins, who struck out swinging to end the inning.

Berrios threw 29 pitches in the opening frame.


1. Cameron Maybin, CF

2. Erick Aybar, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. J.D. Martinez, RF

5. Justin Upton, DH

6. Tyler Collins, LF

7. James McCann, C

8. Andrew Romine, 3B

9. Jose Iglesias

Buck Farmer, P


1. Brian Dozier, 2B

2. Jorge Polanco, SS

3. Joe Mauer, DH

4. Kennys Vargas, 1B

5. Max Kepler, RF

6. Robbie Grossman, LF

7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B

8. Juan Centeno, C

9. Byron Buxton, CF

Jose Berrios, P


When: Tonight, 8:10 p.m.

Where: Target Field, Minnesota

Pitching matchup: RHP Buck Farmer (0-0, 4.07 ERA) vs. RHP Jose Berrios (2-7, 8.88 ERA)

Local TV: Fox Sports Detroit

National TV: None

Internet streaming: MLB.TV (blacked out in Detroit market)

Local radio: 97.1-FM

Satellite radio: SIRI 214 (SIRI Internet 849)