Rangers-Yankees series opener postponed; double sunday

NEW YORK (AP) –The series opener between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees was postponed well before the first pitch scheduled for Friday night due to a bad weather forecast in the area.

The postponement was announced nearly eight hours before game time.

Texas and New York will catch up with a single-entry doubleheader on Sunday starting at 1:35 p.m. The teams are also scheduled to play Saturday afternoon, when there is a significant chance of rain again 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 by a 2-1 loss at Toronto. The Rangers are 10-14 but have a season-best four-game winning streak after winning both games of their interleague series in Philadelphia.

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.00 ERA) was scheduled to start Friday night against Glenn Otto (1-0, 2.89), a former farmhand from New York who was traded to Texas as part of of an agreement against slugger Joey Gallo last July. Cole has been pushed back to Saturday.

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