Game 1 to be continued …

Tigers and Yankees start, but weather suspends the opener and costs them their aces

Originally Published: September 30, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Shortly before 11 p.m. ET Friday, a Major League Baseball operative consulted his smartphone in the Yankee Stadium press box and pulled up the weather forecast for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between New York and Detroit. At this point in the evening, it was pouring out on the field and everybody was in need of a good laugh.

"Any rain before 11 p.m. will last for only five or 10 minutes," the executive read from the official MLB forecast issued several hours ...

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