Postponed

Series: Game 1 of 2

Series starts Fri 5/7

Game 1: Friday, May 7
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Cleveland
Game 1: Saturday, May 8
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Game 2: Sunday, May 9
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7:05 PM ET, May 7, 2010

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

Starting Pitchers

Detroit: Bonderman (8-10, 5.53 ERA)

Cleveland: Huff (2-11, 6.21 ERA)

Game postponed after two-hour rain delay

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians put up 13 runs in only four innings.

Too bad none of them count.

Their game Friday night was postponed by rain after a delay of 2 hours, 12 minutes and all records were washed away. That includes a two-run homer by the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, a three-run shot by Cleveland's Travis Hafner and a solo homer by the Indians' Grady Sizemore that would have been his first since Aug. 27.

No makeup date was immediately announced. The teams are scheduled to play Saturday at 1:05 p.m. Cleveland is seeking to snap a four-game losing streak and the Tigers will try to avoid losing four in a row for the first time since Sept. 8-12.

"The good news was the guys battled back from an early hole and Grady got untracked," Indians manager Manny Acta said after Cleveland's five-run third inning made it 7-6.

Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman, staked to a 7-1 lead, gave up six consecutive hits in the third.

"It was just a matter of making bad pitches," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Those pitches, you can't miss them."

Indians starter David Huff was upset at allowing eight hits and seven runs over 2 2/3 innings -- the shortest of his 29 career starts.

"I couldn't locate my fastball and didn't follow the game plan," Huff said. "The only good thing I can take from this is it turned into a practice game in which I hopefully learned a few things."

Tigers outfielder Johnny Damon returned to the lineup after leaving Wednesday's game with a spasm in his right calf, but Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera continued to sit out with a strained left quadriceps.

Game notes


Cleveland activated right-hander Kerry Wood from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Jensen Lewis to Triple-A Columbus. Wood has yet to pitch this season. He strained a muscle in his upper back during spring training. ... Cabrera's washed-out two-run homer kept him from adding to his impressive numbers against Cleveland. Since joining the Tigers in 2008, the first baseman has hit .331 (53-of-160) with 11 homers and 35 RBIs in 39 games against the Indians.

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Game Information

StadiumProgressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Weather76 degrees, Cloudy
Wind12 mph, OR
UmpiresHome - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Bill Miller