Detroit Tigers vs. Reds rained out; historic doubleheader Sunday

The Detroit Tigers’ game Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of inclement weather. The game was called after steady rain continued to fall for about an hour after the scheduled 1:10 p.m. start. The game had been moved up from its original 6:10 p.m. start.
The teams are scheduled to play a straight seven-inning doubleheader at 12:10 p.m. Sunday. It is slated to be the first-ever scheduled doubleheader in major league history to feature two games of less than nine innings of regulation, narrowly beating Sunday’s Cardinals/Brewers twinbill, set for 2:20 p.m. after Saturday’s game was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
Right-hander Rony Garcia is scheduled to start the first game. Left-hander Daniel Norris is scheduled to make his first start of the season in the second game.
The Reds are scheduled to start right hander Trevor Bauer, Saturday’s starter, and right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, respectively.
Right-hander Michael Fulmer was Saturday’s scheduled starter, slated to pitch three innings in his second start of the season. He was warming up before the game and there’s a chance he could be used in relief Sunday.
Norris has been on the injury list since July 8 after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Norris tested positive June 23 while he was in Florida, but he was unsure how he got the virus.
“I was definitely taking it seriously, wearing my mask,” he said in July.
After five days of body aches and night sweats, Norris returned to full strength.
“After those days,” Norris said in July, “I started waking up and feeling a lot better and then for the past, I would say 10 days, I felt like 100% and that, to me, is the most frustrating part on a personal level is seeing all of this going on and it just looks like so much fun and I want to be out there with my friends and I can’t, you know?”
The Tigers are 5-3 after they beat the Reds, 7-2, on Friday night. They won the season-opening series with the Reds and split their four-game series with Kansas City.
Major League Baseball and the players’ association announced the new doubleheader rule for this season just this week, anticipating a slew of them during this shortened season.
St. Louis is scheduled to visit the Tigers for two games, starting Monday, and then host Detroit for two more, starting Wednesday.
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