Yankees-Tigers ALCS Game 4 postponed

Members of the grounds crew put the tarp

Members of the grounds crew put the tarp on the infield due to a weather delay prior to Game 4 of the ALCS. The game was postponed to Thursday at 4 p.m. (Oct. 17, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Yankees season will extend at least one more day.

Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Tigers on Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. The game will now be played at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday, when a possible Game 5 was originally scheduled for.

The threat of rain in Detroit kept the game in a delay for over an hour before it was officially called just after 9:15 p.m.


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"Based on forecast for inclement weather, #ALCS Game 4 has been postponed to preserve integrity of an uninterrupted full 9 inning game," MLB public relations tweeted.

The weather could put the Yankees in more of a bind than they are currently in, down 0-3 to the Tigers. CC Sabathia was scheduled to start for the Yankees on Wednesday, but will now start the postponed Game 4 on Thursday. Because the Yankees and Tigers now will lose their off-day between Games 5 and 6, Sabathia would only be on two-days rest for a potential Game 7. That likely means he would not be considered for the start.

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