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Tigers-Nationals matchup rained out

Tigers-Nationals matchup rained out

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The jerseys and hats were green for the Tigers on St. Patrick's Day. The weather was overwhelmingly gray -- and wet, washing out Monday's scheduled Grapefruit League game between the Tigers and Nationals at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The game will not be rescheduled. Tickets can be exchanged for another Tigers' Spring Training home game this year, a Lakeland Flying Tigers Minor League game or a refund.

Though the weather was dry in the morning, the Tigers had the tarp on the field in anticipation of potentially bad weather. Once the rain arrived around midday, it continued well past the scheduled 1:05 p.m. ET start.

Up next: The Tigers have their second and final split-squad day of the spring Tuesday. Drew Smyly will try to turn his Grapefruit League results around at Joker Marchant Stadium when he takes on the visiting Blue Jays in a 1:05 p.m. matchup on Gameday Audio. At 1:10 p.m., insurance starter Kyle Lobstein will make his second start and Miguel Cabrera will make the trip with him as the travel team heads to Port St. Lucie, Fla., to face the Mets at Tradition Field. That game will air on MLB.TV.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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