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Yankees, Tigers will play doubleheader on Sunday

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The Yankees and Tigers postponed Saturday’s game at Comerica Park due to inclement weather and will make it up with a split doubleheader on Sunday, per announcements from the teams on Saturday morning. The first game is scheduled to kick off at 1:10 PM ET, the second at 7:10 PM.

This is the fourth postponement of the year for the Tigers and the second for the Yankees. Provided the rain doesn’t let up, the two makeup games could be pushed back as far as mid-September, though no dates have been announced yet. Yankees right-hander Luis Severino and Tigers lefty Francisco Liriano will face off for Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader, while right-hander Luis Cessa will fill in for CC Sabathia in the evening against Detroit southpaw Matthew Boyd.

The Tigers are looking to snap a streak of bad luck; they went 2-5 in the last week and haven’t seen a win since Mike Fiers‘ 1-0 shutout against the White Sox last Sunday. The Yankees, on the other hand, are fighting to keep their heads above .500 after splitting their last six games 3-3. All told, they could be in a far worse predicament: the Twins have postponed their last two games against the White Sox at Target Field due to a snowstorm.

Phillies talking to Blue Jays about Curtis Granderson

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are talking to the Blue Jays about outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Rosenthal says that the Phillies are looking at Granderson as a bench bat and fourth outfielder to be deployed against righties. Granderson, 37, is hitting .230/.337/.417 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 81 games this season, substantially better against righties. Against lefties he’s a clear liability.

Granderson was traded at last year’s deadline too, from the Mets to the Dodgers, but cratered badly after arriving in L.A. and was a non-entity in the playoffs.