Yankees to Face Tigers Under Clearing Skies as Wind Picks Up

The New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers probably will play today’s Major League Baseball postseason game as scheduled as rain subsides and the wind picks up.

“The clouds are clearing in Detroit, and rain shouldn’t be a threat,” Matt Mosteiko, a National Weather Service meteorologist in White Lake, Michigan, said in a telephone interview. “The sun has already begun shining in the areas south of the city.”

Winds may be gusting between 20 and 30 miles (32 to 48 kilometers) per hour until about 8 p.m., Mosteiko said. The high temperature today is expected to reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 Celsius) and drop to about 55 by 8 p.m., he said.

About 0.4 of an inch of rain fell in the Detroit area in the past 24 hours, said Tom Kines, a meteorologist with Accuweather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania.

Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park was washed out yesterday, with the Tigers one win away from advancing to the World Series for the first time since 2006.

Detroit holds a three-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series heading into today’s Game 4, which was rescheduled for 4:07 p.m. local time.

“It’s going to be windy,” Kines said. “The wind will be coming from the southwest, blowing in from right field.”


The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 last night to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

The game was delayed by rain for 3 hours, 28 minutes in the bottom of the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals host Game 4 tonight, when there is a 30 percent chance of light showers, according to Weather.com.

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