Detroit — Thunderstorms that raced through the area Wednesday forced the postponement of the second game of the Yankees-Tigers series at Comerica Park.

The game will be played as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 1:10 p.m. Thursday.

The Tigers are expected to start Matthew Boyd in Game 1 and Spencer Turnbull in the nightcap. The Yankees are expected to counter with J.A. Happ in Game 1 and CC Sabathia in the second game.

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Yankees at Tigers

First pitch: Game 1 — 1:10 p.m.; Game 2 — 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Comerica Park, Detroit

TV/radio: FSD/97.1



LHP J.A. Happ (12-8, 5.10), Yankees: He hasn’t allowed a run in 15.1 innings, going back three starts. He’s allowed three hits with 19 strikeouts over that stretch. His ERA is the highest it’s been in eight seasons, largely due to the career-most 32 home runs he’s given up.

LHP Matthew Boyd (8-10, 4.57), Tigers: He has struck out 17 and given up 16 hits in 12.1 innings over his last two starts, both wins. In his lone encounter with the Yankees this season on April 3, he racked up a season-high 13 strikeouts and scattered five hits over 6.1 innings.


LHP CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.93), Yankees: He's coming off the injured list (knee) to make his first start since Aug. 30. He hasn't pitched more than 4.1 innings over his previous five starts, which have all resulted in a Yankees loss.

RHP Spencer Turnbull (3-14, 4.68), Tigers: His 14 losses and 14 hit batsmen lead the majors. He didn’t make it out of the second inning in his last start, but when the Tigers came back to beat Oakland, it snapped his streak of 14 straight starts without the team winning, going back to May 31.

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