The opening game between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees has been postponed for the second day in a row due to a sustained rain forecast in the area.
NEW YORK – (AP) – The opening game between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees has been postponed for the second day in a row on Saturday due to heavy rainfall in the area.
The postponement was announced almost four hours before game time. The Rangers and Yankees will form the game on Monday at 1:05 p.m.
They were scheduled to play on Friday night, a game that rained nearly eight hours before the first scheduled release. That game will now be played on Sunday as part of a single-entry double game starting at 1:35 p.m.
This weekend marks the only scheduled trip from Texas to Yankee Stadium this season.
The Yankees lead the majors with an 18-7 record after their streak of 11 straight wins broke Wednesday night with a 2-1 defeat in Toronto. The Rangers are 10-14 but have the best streak of four straight wins this season after leading both games in their interleague series in Philadelphia.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.00 ERA) is set to throw the first game of Sunday’s double game against right-hander Dane Dunning (1-1, 3.81). Cole was scheduled to start Friday night, and Dunning was scheduled for Texas on Saturday.
Glenn Otto (1-0, 2.89), who was initially set to go to Texas in the first game of the series against Cole, will throw the second game of Sunday’s double game against left-handed Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 2.88). The headlines scheduled for Monday are right-hander Jon Gray (0-1, 7.50) for the Rangers and left-hander Néstor Cortés (1-1, 1.82) for the Yankees.
New York is now scheduled to play 23 games in 22 days and will only have one day off while playing 29 games for 29 days until June 5th.
The last time Texas played consecutive games was in May 2006 in Boston. The Rangers are now scheduled for 16 games in 15 days from Sunday through May 22 and 32 games in 32 days with only one day off until June 8.
Including Thursday’s day off, this is the first time the Rangers have gone three days in a row due to weather issues since the start of the 1982 season. The first two games of that season, April 6 and April 8 at Yankee Stadium , were snowy, and Texas did not play its first game until April 10 in Cleveland.
Rangers-Yankees: The start of the series has been postponed due to time
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