Tigers-Pirates opener postponed because of weather

DETROIT (AP) — The season opener between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed because of bad weather.

The game has been pushed back to Friday.

The Tigers announced the postponement about four hours before the scheduled first pitch on a dreary, rainy day in the Detroit area. Last season’s opener for the Tigers — against the White Sox in Chicago — was also postponed because of rain. That day, the White Sox paraded onto the field for pregame introductions, but the game itself was pushed back a day.