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Royals-Indians game postponed by rain Friday

Updated: 2013-04-27T00:20:33Z

By BOB DUTTON

The Kansas City Star

Steady rain in the Kansas City area forced a postponement of Friday’s series opener between the Royals and Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium.

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. Sunday’s second game is TBD for both teams.

The Royals’ Wade Davis will face Ubaldo Jimenez in Monday’s game.

Tickets for Friday’s game are good for Sunday’s 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; Tuesday’s game in Detroit was postponed due to rain.

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