Detroit Thursday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals was postponed because of rain.
The game was called about an hour before the scheduled first pitch. Temperatures were in the 30s with an occasional drizzle. Significantly more rain was expected throughout the day.
Detroit took the first two games of this three-game series. Thursday’s game will be made up June 19, when the Royals are back in Detroit for what was initially supposed to be a three-game series followed by an off day.
The Royals will skip rookie pitcher Yordando Ventura, who was scheduled to start Thursday, and Jeremy Guthrie will start today’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox, as planned. Ventura will be available out of the bullpen.