OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Steady rain throughout the day forced the postponement of the Tuesday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers.

The game, the opener of a scheduled three-game series, was tentatively rescheduled for the next trip the Tigers make to Oakland, Aug. 21-23, but the exact date was not set.

Monday night's game was called off more than three hours before scheduled start at 10:05 p.m. EDT. Tom Candiotti (3-3) was set to start for the A's against Greg Keagle (0-5).