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ALCS: Rangers, Tigers Games 1 And 2 Could Be Threatened By Rain

Finally, the Texas Rangers aren't playing against an AL East team in the playoffs. Jim Leyland's Detroit Tigers eliminated the Yankees last night in the Bronx, setting up an ALCS between the Rangers and Tigers.

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Since the Rangers finished the season with 96 wins compared to Detroit's 95, Texas will have homefield through the ALCS. Games 1 and 2 will be held in Arlington on Saturday and Sunday, with Games 6 and 7 being in Arlington as well -- if necessary. 

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Rain, though, could be a factor in this year's ALCS. Saturday's forecast for Game 1 seems like it'll be fine, with a possibility of a thunderstorm and rain between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Still, nothing too threatening is on the horizon for Saturday.

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Game 2 on Sunday, though, could be in doubt. Weather.com forecasts isolated thunderstorms during the day giving way to showers at night. 

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Should either game be rained out, the travel day on Monday would almost certainly be cancelled and either game would be made up then. If one of the games is going to be rained out, hopefully it'll be Saturday's game for Rangers fans as it'd mean Justin Verlander's schedule would be jacked up once again.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.