After the doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox was rained out today, both teams will have 161 game seasons.
The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox were in the fourth inning of a four to two game with the Tigers ahead when it began pouring rain. The rain didn’t let up, and the game was postponed, as well as the second game of the originally scheduled doubleheader.
Instead of attempting to make up both games with only two days left in the season, it was decided that only the originally scheduled game would be made up and that both teams would only play 161 games this season since these games have no playoff implications.
The originally scheduled game will be made up tomorrow immediately following the game at 3:40 p.m. EST. Matthew Boyd will start the first game and Tyler Alexander will start in the second. The Tigers will not get the win for the four-to-two game and it will be permanently canceled. This means that the numbers they put up in this game will not count.
The game was going pretty well for Detroit, but given their history this season, it would not have been shocking for them to go on and end up losing. For anyone who was watching the game, it was shaping up to be a good offensive game, so hopefully, we will see more good offense from the Tigers tomorrow and Sunday.
This is not the first time this has happened, Detroit and Cleveland both played only 161 games back in 2016 due to weather. This will put a shorter end to what probably felt like a very long season for Detroit’s players and fans. Even if Detroit manages to win the rest of their games, they will still only finish the season with a 49-112 record.