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Monday's Patriots' Day Red Sox game postponed to May 17

By, Springfield, Mass.
April 15. 2018 10:02PM
Boston relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel celebrates with catcher Christian Vazquez after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

BOSTON — For the first time since 1984, the Red Sox’ annual Patriots’ Day game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Monday’s scheduled matchup between the Red Sox and Orioles, slated for an 11:05 a.m. start, has been rescheduled due to an extended stretch of rain set to hit Boston for most of the afternoon and evening.

The game will be made up on Thursday, May 17 at Fenway Park — with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. Tickets for the Patriots’ Day game will be good for admission to the rescheduled game.

The Red Sox have been scheduled at home on Patriots’ Day every year since 1959 — with Monday standing as just the fifth time (1959, 1961, 1965, 1984, 2018) that the game has been called off due to weather.

The game was also not held during the 1995 season due to the ongoing players strike.

Boston’s next game is now set for Tuesday on the road, as the Red Sox will open a three-game series with the Angels. First pitch for Tuesday’s game is set for 10:07 p.m. — with Shohei Ohtani set to make his first start against the Red Sox.

Brian Johnson was originally slated to make Monday’s start for the Red Sox, with David Price pushed back a day and expected to start Tuesday. However, with Monday’s development, there’s a chance Johnson could slot back into the bullpen or Price might be pushed back a day.

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