Inclement weather delaying Detroit-Texas opener

ARLINGTON -- Friday's series opener between the Tigers and Rangers at Globe Life Park has been delayed by the threat of thunderstorms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. First pitch is expected to take place at 9:45 p.m. CT.

The game was supposed to start at 7:05 p.m. CT; the delay was announced at 6:40 p.m. Even though it was not raining at the time, there were massive storms to the north and west.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.