As feared, the series finale between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays was washed away by rains on Sunday afternoon.
The scheduling blunders of April, which include several long homestands with opponents making their lone trips to Progressive Field for the season, took front seat this weekend as the Blue Jays will now need to return for a second visit to Cleveland. Sunday’s postponed game has now been moved to May 3 as part of a doubleheader, joining Saturday’s previously rescheduled contest.
Fans who had tickets to the April 15 contest can exchange them for admission to both games of a traditional doubleheader that day, but ticket holders to Saturday’s game will have priority on ticket availability. If fans are unable to attend that double dip, the Sunday tickets can be exchanged for one of two other dates on the calendar – the game on Sunday, June 17, against the Minnesota Twins or their game Wednesday, June 20, against the Chicago White Sox. For more details on the exchange, go to Indians.com/schedulechanges.
The washed out contests give the Indians an unusual three days off between games after last playing and losing an 8-4 decision on Friday night. The team will depart for San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they will be the visiting team in a two-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Indians, who initially were set to throw Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer during their island stay, will now send Corey Kluber and Josh Tomlin to the mound against the Twins from Puerto Rico.
Both clubs are able to bring with them a 26th player (must be a position player) due to the travel complications of the trip. The Indians are believed to be adding outfielder Greg Allen, according to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian.
The Blue Jays head to Kansas City, where cold weather affected Saturday’s game and coupled with snow and ice caused the postponement of the Royals series finale with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Jaime Garcia, who was supposed to start Saturday’s game and was pushed back to Sunday, will now be the starting pitcher for Toronto on Monday.
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