Steady rain in the Kansas City area forced a postponement of Fridays series opener between the Royals and Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium.
By BOB DUTTON
The Kansas City Star
The game will be rescheduled as part of a day/night doubleheader on Sunday. The games will start at 1:10 p.m. (as originally scheduled) and 7:10 p.m.
Day/night doubleheaders are not true doubleheaders in that the stadium is cleared between games. Separate admissions are charged for both games.
Here are the pitching matchups for the next four games:
Saturday: The Royals Ervin Santana vs. Scott Kazmir. They were orginally scheduled to start Friday night.
Sunday: For the first game, the Royals Jeremy Guthrie will face Justin Masterson. Sundays second game is TBD for both teams.
The Royals Wade Davis will face Ubaldo Jimenez in Mondays game.
Tickets for Fridays game are good for Sundays night game.
It is the third postponement for the Royals in eight days. Their April 19 game in Boston was postponed because of a city-wide manhunt for the Marathon bomber; Tuesdays game in Detroit was postponed due to rain.