Series Finale Between Indians and Red Sox Rained Out

Rain hit the Boston region of Massachusetts on Wednesday, washing out the series finale between the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians.

The two teams will not wait long to meet up again, as they will make up the contest on a mutual off day on Monday, August 14, for a 6:10 PM ET date.

The cancellation could not have come at a better time for the Indians, who were delivered bad news during the day when All-Star reliever Andrew Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to help add some depth to a bullpen that had been heavily used in the recent days.

The team also announced that injured starter Josh Tomlin, already on the disabled list after hurting his left hamstring in his last start in Chicago, could miss six weeks with what was ruled a mild to moderate strain of the tendon.

“We’re going to get tested now,” Indians skipper Terry Francona shared with the media prior to Wednesday’s postponement. “You can either moan about it or you can kind of choose to feel like this is our time to shine. I think we’ll chose the latter.”

The rainout on Wednesday will cause the Indians to shuffle up their rotation, rather than to push back their starters a day. Corey Kluber will start the series opener in Cleveland on Thursday against the New York Yankees. Trevor Bauer, who was originally scheduled to start Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park against Boston’s Rick Porcello, is now slated to pitch in Friday’s contest.

The Indians will host the Yankees for four games in front of what is expected to be a large weekend crowd at Progressive Field. The weekend will include the unveiling of the organization’s fifth statue on Saturday, as the Indians will add Hall of FamerĀ Lou Boudreau to the group of men previously honored, including Bob Feller, Jim Thome, Larry Doby, and Frank Robinson.

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