ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- For the first time in 10 years, a World
Series game has been scuttled by Mother Nature.

Game Four of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and St.
Louis Cardinals was postponed by rain.

It marked the first time a game in the Fall Classic was
postponed since the opener of the 1996 World Series between the
New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.

The Tigers will try to even the series at two games apiece on
Thursday night, when rain is again in the forecast. Game Five
temporarily has been bumped to Friday night, which originally
was an off day.

It looked like every effort would be made to play Wednesday's
game. But after a delay of 1 hour, 51 minutes, the game was
called at 9:18 p.m. local time.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa
have yet to announce their starting pitchers for Game Four.
Jeremy Bonderman was scheduled to start for Detroit, while Jeff
Suppan - the Most Valuable Player of the National League
Championship Series - was slated to take the mound for St.