ALCS Game 3 on Friday afternoon; NLCS Game 2 at night

Updated: October 12, 2006, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Game 2 of the National League championship series between the Mets and the Cardinals on Friday will start at 8:05 p.m. EDT, and Game 3 of the American League championship series between the Tigers and Athletics will start at 4:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball said Thursday that concerns about the weather Friday night in Detroit prompted the switch from the original start time of 8:19 p.m. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series Wednesday night, winning in Oakland 8-5.

Friday was to have been an off day in the NLCS, but Game 1 in New York was rained out Wednesday. The Mets-Cardinals series was to begin Thursday night.

A moment of silence was to be held before the game in tribute to New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, who was killed Wednesday when his small plane crashed into a Manhattan high-rise.

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