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Rangers-Yankees Series Opener Postponed; Doubleheader Sunday

Texas Rangers pitcher Joe Barlow, right, and catcher Jonah Heim celebrate after the Rangers won a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, May 4, 2022, in Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Matt Slocum

The series opener between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees was postponed long before Friday night's scheduled first pitch because of a forecast for sustained inclement weather in the area.

The postponement was announced nearly eight hours before game time.

Texas and New York will make up the game with a single-admission doubleheader Sunday beginning at 12:35 p.m. CT. The teams are also scheduled to play Saturday afternoon when there is again a significant chance of rain in the Bronx.

This weekend marks Texas' only scheduled trip to Yankee Stadium this season.

New York leads the majors with an 18-7 record after its 11-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night with a 2-1 loss in Toronto. The Rangers are 10-14 but have a season-best four-game winning streak after taking both games in their interleague series at Philadelphia.

The teams didn't immediately announce their pitching plans for Saturday. Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.00 ERA) was scheduled to start for New York on Friday night against Glenn Otto (1-0, 2.89), a former Yankees farmhand who was traded to Texas in a deal for slugger Joey Gallo last July.

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