The showers wouldn’t let up last night at Comerica Park so the Tigers and Royals were rained out with a makeup game scheduled for September. That reduces this Detroit-Kansas City matchup to a two game series with Rick Porcello on the mound tonight for the Tigers, who have lost eight of their last ten games.
Meanwhile, Detroit outfielder Delmon Young was suspended for seven days by Major League Baseball on Monday, three days after his arrest in New York City. Authorities say Young got into an early morning confrontation with a group of people outside hotel and started shouting remarks about Jewish people.
The incident turned physical with Young accused of pushing a man down during an argument in the hotel lobby. Reports indicate Young was highly intoxicated and had to be taken to a local hospital to sober up before being transported to a police station. He faces a misdemeanor aggravate harassment charge.
Young will be eligible for reinstatement Friday for Detroit’s game against the White Sox at Comerica Park. The 26-year old Young’s salary for this season is 6.75 million dollars, meaning the 7-day suspension will cost him more than 250-thousand dollars.
The Cubs lost 6-to-4 last night at Philadelphia, giving them a split in the 4-game series. The White Sox had the day off.