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DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus is hoping hell have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long -- no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season. Scooter Gennett Jersey . "Yes, Id like to get them in," Detroits rookie manager said. "Mother Natures going to have a say in that." Sure enough, the Tigers had their game against the Kansas City Royals postponed because of rain on Thursday. The game will be made up June 19, when the Royals are back in town for what was initially supposed to be a three-game series followed by an off day. Detroit will move on to a three-game series against Baltimore thats scheduled to start Friday -- when the weather may not be much better. The Tigers are planning to push right-hander Anibal Sanchez back to Fridays start after he was supposed to face the Royals on Thursday. Rick Porcello is now slated to pitch Saturday, meaning left-hander Drew Smyly will be skipped in the rotation. Kansas City, on the other hand, will simply skip rookie Yordano Ventura, who was scheduled to pitch Thursday. Jeremy Guthrie will start Fridays home opener against the Chicago White Sox, as planned. Ventura will be available out of the bullpen. The Tigers won their first two games under Ausmus, scoring the winning run in their last at-bat both times. The new manager made a big move in Mondays opener, sending rookie Tyler Collins to pinch-run in the ninth inning of a tie game. Collins ended up scoring the winning run. Collins then started Wednesdays game in left field, but shortstop Andrew Romines first start was put on hold by Thursdays postponement. Outfielder Don Kelly and backup catcher Bryan Holaday havent played either. Now the Tigers face the prospect of additional postponements, and they have scheduled off days April 7, 10 and 14. It has the makings of a choppy start to the season. "You try to balance getting veterans rest and getting reserve players in, but when you have all these off days, the truth is the veterans probably dont need the rest," Ausmus said. "You still have reserves that need to get in, so it can be a little bit of a juggling act." Ausmus says hes settling into the Detroit area. As manager of the Tigers, hell have to deal with a certain celebrity status, and he says people recognize him. "I havent been around that much," Ausmus said. "Ive gone out to eat, but other than going out to eat, Ive kind of been holed up." The Thursday afternoon game was called about an hour before the scheduled first pitch, amid temperatures in the 30s and with significant rain expected. The decision to skip Smylys spot in the rotation came as no surprise. Its an easy chance for the Tigers to manage his innings as he makes the transition back to the starting rotation after spending last season in the bullpen. Detroits talented rotation has been on display already. Justin Verlander pitched the opener and Max Scherzer worked eight scoreless innings Wednesday. Thats part of the reason Royals manager Ned Yost isnt panicking over two losses in which Kansas City struggled to score. "Youve got to understand what youre dealing with," Yost said. "What weve dealt with here the last two days is Verlander and Scherzer. I mean, these are top-of-the-line pitchers in the American League, so theyre on most days going to shut teams offences down." At least the Royals were able to leave town without having to face Sanchez, too. "Hes nails, too," Yost said before the game was called off. "You just keep plugging until you start to get on track." NOTES: The Tigers claimed LHP Mike Belfiore off waivers from the Orioles and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. Brandon Finnegan Jersey . The 26-year-old Sobotka injured his left leg playing for the St. Louis Blues in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. The Blues said he would not recover from the injury in time for the Olympic tournament. Devin Mesoraco Jersey . His apology came before a pregame ceremony in which the team honoured its 2004 team that won Bostons first World Series championship since 1918. "I realize that I behaved bad in Boston," Ramirez said. http://www.redsapparelsshop.com/zack-cozart-jersey-c-16/ .40 metres at the Drake Relays. Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., bested his own record of 2.38 metres set in Aug.Even as the Arizona Cardinals are presented an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth, they have plenty to be concerned about.Injuries, for one. No contenders lineup has been more damaged than Arizonas, with the latest being the sidelining of top running back Andre Ellington.Its somewhat astonishing that they not only lead the NFC West, but could grab a wild-card spot with a victory at St. Louis on Thursday night.Much easier said than done. The Rams come off consecutive shutouts — yes, they were against Oakland and Washington, and were not exactly talking the John Madden Raiders or Joe Gibbs Redskins. Still, St. Louis is not a team anyone wants any part of right now.Particularly the defence.Theyve always been as good a front four as anybody in the league and youre watching them jell and become an outstanding defence, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says. (Safety) Mark Barron was a great addition. Theyve stayed healthy, thats a big thing.Preparation is at a premium for a short week, but neither is a fancy team with a lot of tricks. Most important is keeping your own house in order, according to Rams coach Jeff Fisher.Im fine with a Thursday night game. Its just getting to Thursday night, which is the challenge as coaches, he says. In essence what you do is you pick up an extra bye week. This one is as late as its been for me in the season, almost mid-December.Despite their records, the Rams (6-7, No 19 in AP Pro32) are 3 1-2-point favourites over the Cardinals (10-3, No. 6 AP Pro32).On a full week, with a healthier roster, the pick would be Arizona. Thats not the situation at all, so ...RAMS, 17-16No. 16 (tie) Miami (plus 7 1-2) at No. 2 New EnglandPatriots clinch division with win. BEST BET on it.BEST BET: PATRIOTS, 31-10No. 31 New York Jets (minus 1) at No. 32 TennesseeLoser might earn No. 1 overall draft pick, as welll as bottom spot in power rankings. Barry Larkin Jersey. That would be J-E-T-S.UPSET SPECIAL: TITANS, 16-13No. 4 Denver (minus 4) at No. 13 San DiegoLike Patriots, Broncos take care of their division.BRONCOS, 27-21No. 15 Houston (plus 6 1-2) at No. 7 IndianapolisDitto for Colts, albeit in close one.COLTS, 30-27No. 12 Cincinnati (pick em) at No. 20 ClevelandJohnny Football starts off with loss.BENGALS, 20-14No. 1 Green Bay (minus 5) at No. 16 (tie) BuffaloPackers could be playoff-bound by end of Sundays action.PACKERS, 24-20No. 18 San Francisco (plus 9 1-2) at No. 3 SeattleNot nearly the once-anticipated showdown it was. Niners keep it close.SEAHAWKS, 23-17No. 9 Dallas (minus 3 1-2) at No. 5 PhiladelphiaStill very anticipated. Eagles finish off sweep of Cowboys.EAGLES, 30-23No. 30 Washington (plus 6 1-2) at No. 26 New York GiantsNot at all anticipated.GIANTS, 31-20No. 22 Minnesota (plus 7 1-2) at No. 8 DetroitLions inch closer to post-season berth.LIONS, 26-17No. 29 Jacksonville (plus 13 1-2) at No. 10 BaltimoreSo do Ravens, who might steal AFC North.RAVENS, 28-13No. 11 Pittsburgh (minus 2) at No. 23 AtlantaCan banged-up Falcons lose their way into playoffs?STEELERS, 23-20No. 27 Oakland (plus 10 1-2) at No. 14 Kansas CityPrevious loss to Raiders ruined KCs season. Wont be a repeat.CHIEFS, 17-14No. 24 New Orleans (minus 3) at No. 25 Chicago, Monday nightThe Monday night mess. Any good hockey on TV that night?SAINTS, 27-26No. 28 Tampa Bay (OFF) at No. 21 CarolinaCam Newtons uncertain availability eliminates betting line.BUCCANEERS, 16-13___2014 RECORD: Against spread: This week (10-5-1); Season (100-100-5). 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