The series finale of a quick two-game set between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians was postponed on Wednesday after an unpleasant late April resurgence of snow off of the shores of Lake Erie dumped several inches of precipitation and brought about unseasonable temperatures to the region.
With both clubs at the .500 mark, the sixth matchup of the first month of the 2021 slate between the rival clubs was set to put one of the two back into sole possession of second place in the American League Central, but the inclement weather and cold temperatures forced an early cancellation of the game, initially intended for a 6:10 PM ET start. The teams announced that the game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), with a game one first pitch scheduled for 3:10 PM ET.
As is the case with all doubleheaders this season, the games will be just seven innings each.
Aaron Civale (3-0, 2.18 ERA), who was the scheduled starter for Wednesday night’s game against the White Sox, will be moved back a day in the rotation and will now start the opener of a four-game set against the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Logan Allen, Shane Bieber, and Triston McKenzie will follow him in the remaining games of the set.
Domingo German (0-2, 9.00 ERA) will take the ball for the Yankees in the 6:10 PM ET start in New York’s lone trip to Cleveland this season. The Indians will look to capitalize against a scuffling Bronx Bombers team that entered the day with a 6-10 record.
For those looking to observe the games in person, options may be scarce – limited tickets remain for the opener on Thursday, while the 30% capacity allowed by the state of Ohio has been achieved already for the games scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, meaning that you will have to hit the secondary markets and potential higher prices to be in attendance for those latter three contests.
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