Postponed

Series: Game 1 of 3

Series starts Tue 8/29

Game 1: Tuesday, August 29
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Game 1: Wednesday, August 30
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Game 2: Wednesday, August 30
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Game 3: Thursday, August 31
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7:05 PM ET, August 29, 2006

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York 

DETROIT AT NY YANKEES, POSTPONED (RAIN)

BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- The battle of first-place teams will be delayed for another day.

Tuesday's series opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Tigers (82-49) own the best record in the major leagues and a five-game lead over Minnesota in the American League Central Division.

The Yankees (77-52) have a seven-game lead over Boston in the AL East.

Chien-Ming Wang (15-5), who is one win behind Toronto's Roy Halladay for the major league lead in wins, was supposed to start Tuesday for the Yankees against Nate Robertson (11-10). Both of those pitchers will duel in the Wednesday afternoon contest.

The night game will match New York's Jaret Wright (9-7) against Wilfredo Ledezma (2-1).

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