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DETROIT -- For a brief moment, it appeared there might be baseball at Comerica Park -- when the tarp came off, and both managers walked around the field with umpires. Gary Carter Jersey .Turned out the situation was a lot less promising than it seemed.When we walked the field, it was so soft that we knew if it took any more water, it was going to be unplayable, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. So we were already iffy at that point, and then we got all the rest of the rain.Thursdays game between the Indians and Detroit Tigers was eventually postponed because of bad weather, a move that could force the teams to squeeze in a makeup game Monday if it needs to be played because of postseason implications. With the regular season scheduled to end Sunday -- and little room for extra games before the postseason -- the Tigers and Indians waited through a delay of 4 hours, 13 minutes before the game was finally called.The wild card-contending Tigers and AL Central champion Indians played a rain-shortened game Wednesday night, which Detroit won 6-3 in five innings. The series finale Thursday never began, and if it has to be played Monday, that could cause some wacky travel scenarios. The postseason is supposed to begin Tuesday with the AL wild-card game.The teams kept waiting Thursday even as rain fell and the field took on more water. The Tigers said over 6 inches of rain fell at Comerica.We know what is at stake, especially with the bad weather forecasts for the East Coast, Francona said. If we were 20 games out, it would have been different, but we understood why they wanted to try to avoid everything getting backed up, and they did a great job of communicating with us.The Tigers begin a three-game series at Atlanta on Friday night, and Cleveland starts a three-game set at Kansas City. The Tigers and Indians would need to play a makeup game Monday if it could affect who makes the postseason or how teams are seeded.The weather cleared up enough at one point Thursday to allow the grounds crew to remove the tarp and work on the infield, but after Francona and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus walked around the field with umpires, the tarp went back on. The delay continued for about 2 1/2 more hours.The rainout allows Detroit to push starter Daniel Norris (3-2) to Fridays game against the Braves, and Jordan Zimmermann will start Saturday night. The Tigers were initially set to choose between Matt Boyd and Buck Farmer for Saturday, but now they can avoid that issue.Justin Verlander is slated to pitch Sunday.Cleveland will push its Thursday starter back a day, too. Ryan Merritt (0-0) will pitch Friday.The Indians clinched the division with a Monday win at Detroit, then their top players hardly took the field after that. Cleveland lost 12-0 with a lineup full of backups Tuesday, and after Wednesdays game was shortened, Thursdays didnt happen at all.The Indians are 2 1/2 games behind AL West champion Texas and a half-game behind AL East champion Boston, so if home-field advantage is still at stake Monday, Cleveland will be back in Detroit to play its 162nd game of the season. The Indians arent supposed to start the AL Division Series until Oct. 6, so there will be time off even if they have to play Monday.Wed still get two days, Francona said. Besides, I dont know, it might be fun to play in a game like that, with something at stake.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister ;Jeurys Familia Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Michael Conforto Jersey .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. http://www.baseballmetsproshop.com/mets-jacob-degrom-jersey/ . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. DETROIT -- Mike Conway went from watching to winning IndyCar events in a week, less than a year after backing out of an oval race and wondering when hed get another shot. "Amazing," he said. Indeed. The British driver dominated the first of two races at the Detroit Grand Prix, finishing nearly 13 seconds ahead of defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay on Saturday. "What a weekend for Conway to show up" Hunter-Reay said. Conways margin of victory set a race record, beating the 12.2-second cushion 1999 winner Dario Franchitti had over Paul Tracy, and making team owner Dale Coyne seem as if hes the smartest guy in the Motor City. Conways only other IndyCar win was at Long Beach in 2011. Coyne picked Conway to drive one of its two cars this weekend -- after Conway helped tend his fathers garden in England during the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday -- and wasted no time offering him another opportunity. "You want to go to Toronto now?" Coyne asked Conway after the race. Yes, he does because the Streets of Toronto race in July suits his road-racing preference. Conway chose not to race in last Septembers season finale at Fontana because hes uncomfortable racing on ovals. He had serious leg and back injuries after a 2010 crash at Indianapolis and wrecked there again in 2012. In his only other IndyCar race since then, he qualified fifth and finished 25th this year at Long Beach for Bobby Rahal. "I knew it would be hard to make something possible for this year," Conway said. The open-wheel series is running a second, full-length race in the same weekend for the first time Sunday when Conway will start up front for the first time in his career. If Conway can finish first again, hell get a $50,000 for the sweep. "You can get a new suit," Coyne cracked. "I can get my name stitched on it," he responded with a grin. Justin Wilson finished third and was thrilled for Conway, his Dale Coyne Racing teammate, for winning just four days after finalizing a deal to race in Detroit. "I think its just a really cool story," Wilson said. Scott Dixon finished fourth and Helio Castroneves was fifth, putting him No. 1 in IndyCar points justt ahead of Hunter-Reay. Yoenis Cespedes Jersey. Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan was 13th after starting 19th in the 25-car field. Marco Andretti, who put his famous family atop the standings for the first time in more than a decade earlier in the week, finished 20th and made at least one other driver very angry. Sebastian Saavedra hit a tire barrier on lap 33 after Andretti ran him into a wall. "Its just frustrating to see that Marco keeps doing these dirty moves and as usual nothing is done to him," said Saavedra, who extended his middle fingers toward Andretti when he passed by on his next lap. "Its just a very frustrating day." It was for AJ Allmendinger, too. After it was announced that hes going to run two NASCAR Nationwide road race for Penske Racing, he failed to finish a lap after getting squeezed between Scott Dixon and Wilson. "Its just my fault," he said. "I feel bad." Allmendinger, and the rest of the drivers who didnt win, will have a chance to bounce back in Sundays race on the 2.36-mile Belle Isle street course that held up much better than it did last year. Dixon won last years Detroit Grand Prix marred by pot holes and grooves that stopped the race for a little more than 2 hours and shortened the 90-lap race to 70. To avoid embarrassment and create more opportunities to pass, Roger Penskes Michigan-based company and Chevrolet invested nearly $2 million to improve and reconfigure the track. It looked like money well spent. Drivers had opportunities to make more moves and Conway took advantage right away and pavement stayed in place. "It was much better passing for sure," Hunter-Reay said. "It was a big difference." Conway went around E.J. Viso, who started first, heading into Turn 1 on the opening lap to take his first lead since a race in Edmonton on July 24, 2011. Hunter-Reay took a turn with the lead as well from lap 23 to 43, but couldnt prevent Conway from getting inside of him on lap 44. "I thought I was turning some decent times at the time and he was still under my gearbox at every corner," Hunter-Reay recalled. "It was a good, clean pass. And once he got by me, he was gone." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '