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Tigers vs. Twins doubleheader postponed; twinbill on tap for Saturday

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Detroit – The scheduled doubleheader between the Tigers and Twins at Comerica Park Friday was postponed by persistent rains in the area.

Matthew Boyd is Saturday's Game 1 starter.

The teams will play two seven-inning games Saturday, beginning at 1:10 p.m., and a nine-inning game Sunday (1:10 p.m.). The fourth game of the series will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Tigers are expected to start left-handers Matthew Boyd and Tarik Skubal on Saturday. The Twins will have Randy Dobnak for one of the games. They have not announced a starter for the second game.

Twins at Tigers

Straight doubleheader; seven innings each game.

Game 1: 1:10 p.m.

Game 2: 30 minutes after Game 1, approximately 4:10 p.m.

TV/radio: FSD, 97.1

GAME 1

Randy Dobnak (5-1, 1.78), Twins: It was just 2017 when Dobnak was pitching for the Utica (Michigan) Unicorns in Independent USPBL. He has had impeccable command with his sinker, slider, change-up mix all years and hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any start this season.

Matthew Boyd (0-4, 8.48), Tigers: He looked much more like himself in his last start. His fastball command was vastly improved over his first five starts and he was able to effectively mix in his change-up, slider and curveball. He struck out six and allowed two runs in 5.1 innings.

GAME 2

LHP Tarik Skubal (0-1, 10.38), Tigers: It will be interesting to see how Skubal adjusts after the Indians fouled off 17 pitches, nine fastballs, against him in his last start. He struck out five and had 11 swings and misses, an indication that he wasn’t far off from dominating a good-hitting lineup.

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