CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain.
With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Wednesday.
The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 12:05, with the second game to follow 20 minutes after the completion of Game 1.
It is the Indians’ second rain out in seven scheduled games to start the regular season, and they will play their second doubleheader. Cleveland was rained out in Oakland last Tuesday and played a doubleheader the following day.
Right-hander Corey Kluber (0-1, 13.50 ERA) was the scheduled starter for the Indians in both postponed games.
“I don’t know if you can blame this one on Klubes,” joked manager Terry Francona. “It seems like there’s always a pitcher that catches it.”
Francona said the Indians would move their rotation back, with Kluber scheduled to start tonight against Tyson Ross (0-1, 5.40) at 7:05.
Zach McAllister (0-0, 6.75) is scheduled to start one of the games of the doubleheader Wednesday, with the Indians expected to promote a pitcher from Triple-A Columbus to start the other.
It would be right-hander Trevor Bauer’s turn in the Clippers’ rotation.
San Diego will start left-handers Eric Stults (0-1, 11.25) and Monday’s scheduled pitcher, Robbie Erlin (0-0, 0.00).
Fans can exchange their tickets from Monday for Wednesday’s doubleheader and get two games for the price of one.
Fans can also exchange them to a number of other games, with the deadline May 31.
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WHO: Cleveland vs. San Diego
WHERE: Progressive Field
PITCHERS: Kluber (0-1, 13.50 ERA) vs. Ross (0-1, 5.40)
TV/RADIO: SportsTime Ohio; WEOL 930-AM, WTAM 1100-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM