Rain delays start of Game 4 of ALCS

By the Associated Press | October 12, 2011 | 4:30 PM EDT

Two baseball fans with towels on their heads wait out the rain delay before Game 4 of baseball's American League championship series between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers are waiting out another rain delay in the AL championship series.

The start of Game 4 is being delayed amid a light but steady rain in the Detroit area. The tarp was still on the infield at the scheduled starting time of 4:19 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. League officials are hoping for a 5:15 start.

About 45 minutes before the game was supposed to begin, a few Rangers began throwing on the grass in right field, but they left the field before too long.

Game 1 of this series at Texas was interrupted twice by rain, and Game 2 was postponed from Sunday to Monday.

Detroit's playoff opener against the New York Yankees in the division series was also halted by rain and suspended for a day.