Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says having a game postponed after a two-plus hour rain delay against the Detroit Tigers gives his team a good break.
The Rays left rain-soaked Comerica Park on Wednesday and will have a day off Thursday before hosting the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
Tampa Bay has lost six of eight after building a season-high, three-game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
The Rays are in third place for the first time since April 22.
Detroit was ahead 2-0 when the series finale was delayed in the third inning, but won't have a lead when the game is made up June 13 at Comerica Park.
The second-place Tigers have won three straight and trail the AL Central-leading Indians by 5 1/2 games.
Detroit starts a three-game series with Boston Thursday afternoon.