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Royals' series finale at Detroit postponed because of weather

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar walks out of the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Detroit.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar walks out of the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Detroit. AP Photo

For the second time in a week, the Royals will not to play a previously scheduled game.

Wednesday's series finale with the Tigers at Comerica Park was postponed. A weather system encroached on the Detroit area overnight, bringing with it light snow showers and high winds. The actual temperature at the ballpark hovered above freezing around 10:30 a.m. Eastern time but, with wind chill factored in, it felt like 21 degrees.

The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader in Detroit on Apr. 20.

The Royals (1-3) will head to Cleveland for a three-game series with the Indians beginning Friday. Left-hander Danny Duffy, who last pitched Thursday's season opener against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, will start the series opener.

Manager Ned Yost wasn't sure if he'd make any tweaks to the remainder of the rotation. Ian Kennedy and Jason Hammel are slated to pitch on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. As it stands now, rookie left-hander Eric Skoglund, who would have made his season debut in Detroit prior to the two postponements this week, won't start a game until the Royals return to Kauffman Stadium to face the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels next week.

The Kansas City Royals played host to the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on May 2, 2013. It game started with a cold drizzle falling before a rain delay in the fourth inning turned into a snow storm that ended the game. The Royals were leading

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