After Game 2 of the AL championship series in Texas was postponed Sunday because of more rain in the forecast, manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers have lost their second starting outfielder for the series.
Magglio Ordonez is out for the rest of the season after he re-fractured his right ankle, which was surgically repaired in July 2010. He had missed more than a month this summer because of problems with that ankle, then came out of the twice-interrupted ALCS opener.
"Magglio had just been talking three or four days ago about how he felt great, how he felt as good as he's felt for a long time," Leyland said.
Already without Delmon Young (left oblique), the Tigers lost to the defending AL champion Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1. The second game was rescheduled for 2:19 p.m. MT Monday, and the teams will lose their travel day with Game 3 still set for Tuesday in Detroit.
In the ALCS, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a clutch hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the Cardinals 9-6 to take a 1-0 series lead.
"It's the playoffs, bro," Fielder said. "You've got to let it all out."
"We'll come back out," Cardinals star Lance Berkman said. "The same thing happened to us in the first game against Philly. We were able to regroup."
Game 2 is at 6:15pm MT in Milwaukee on Monday.