Indians, Royals knocked out by rain

Indians, Royals knocked out by rain

CLEVELAND -- The Indians and Royals haven't had much help from Mother Nature this season.

For the second time in a span of 10 days, a game between the two clubs was postponed by rain Friday night. An announcement on a rescheduled game will be made in the near future, so fans are urged to hold onto their tickets.

Manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis weren't available after the postponement, but the Indians announced that they'll simply be pushing everybody in their rotation back a day. That means C.C. Sabathia will start Saturday, opposite Luke Hochevar, and Aaron Laffey will close out the series Sunday, opposite Gil Meche.

As far as a makeup date is concerned, one date that might make sense is Aug. 18, as it is a mutual off-day that comes just before the two clubs begin a three-game set at Progressive Field. But the Indians might opt instead to have a doubleheader some other date instead. Fans must hold on to their tickets from Friday's postponed game.

The fireworks show that was scheduled for Friday's game will now take place after the May 10 game against the Blue Jays.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.