POSTED: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 9:50pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 12:11pm
The Rangers opened up a 3-0 lead against ace Jason Verlander and the Detroit Tigers before the weather delayed play.
Game 1 resumed for 16 minutes before rain again halted action. It was enough time, however, for Austin Jackson to double in Detroit's first run, and then Jackson scored from third on a wild pitch from C.J. Wilson, who walked consecutive batters after Jackson's double.
With two outs, Wilson intentionally walked Magglio Ordonez to load the bases for left-hand hitting catcher Alex Aliva, who flied into a long out in the second inning.
But, before Ordonez could walk to first base, the rain came pouring down again and play halted with the Rangers leading, 3-2.
"If anywhere in the country has a drought, just bring me in and I'll fix that," Verlander said after the Rangers beat him 3-2 Saturday night in Game 1 of the AL championship series opener.
Alexi Ogando, who got all three of the Rangers' regular-season wins over Detroit this year, pitched two scoreless innings for the victory. Neftali Feliz, clocked at up to 101 mph, worked the ninth for his fourth save this postseason.
Game 2 Sunday, 5:45pm MT on Fox