TAMPA, FL – The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees game Sunday was canceled because of rain in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With rain increasing in intensity, it appeared that Detroit manager Jim Leyland pulled his team off the field. As the Tigers were leaving the field, the umpires headed toward the Detroit dugout to talk with Leyland.
Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run single and Robinson Cano drove in two runs with a double during a six-run first for the Yankees. The Yankees were leading 8-0 when the game was called. It will not be made up.
Johnny Damon, playing in his first game at Steinbrenner Field since signing a free-agent contract with the Tigers last month, tipped his helmet after receiving a partial standing ovation before singling in his first at-bat.