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Rain Delays Game 1 for Second Time

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Game 1 of the AL championship series between the Detroit Tigers and the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers resumed at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday night after more than 100 mintues of delays from two stoppages of play.

The first delay came at the start of the 5th inning with C.J. Wilson on the mound and the Rangers enjoying a 3-0 lead. 

After 41 minutes, play resumed with Wilson on the mound, no outs and Santiago on second. The Rangers got their first out when Brandon Inge grounded out to third.  Up next, Austin Jackson doubled to right and Santiago scored making it 3-1.

Then Wilson started to cool off.  He walked Ryan Raburn and Miguel Cabrera sending Jackson to third and loading the bases.  A wild pitch that bounced off Napoli's glove allowed Jackson to score and moved Raburn to third and Cabrera to second. 

It was then 3-2.

Victor Martinez grounded out to Wilson who then intentionally walked Magglio Ordonez to get to Alex Avila before the second rain delay was called by home plate umpire Tim Welke after only 13 minutes.

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who had thrown 82 pitches through four innings, is not expected to return.  After the second delay, neither is Wilson.

Play was resumed at 10:45 p.m.   The Rangers ended up winning the game 3-2 just after midnight.

If there is another delay and the game isn't finished Saturday night, Game 1 will resume Sunday right where it left off.

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