04/19 13:42 CDT Braves, Indians postponed by rain, doubleheader Saturday
Braves, Indians postponed by rain, doubleheader Saturday
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) --- The series opener between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland
Indians has been postponed because of rain.
With wet conditions already and rain expected the rest of the day, the Indians
announced the postponement Friday as players were beginning to arrive at
Progressive Field. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on
Saturday, starting at 4:10 p.m.
Corey Kluber, who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the opener for
Cleveland and Trevor Bauer will make his scheduled start in Game 2. Touki
Toussaint and Julio Teheran will start for Atlanta, but their order hasn't been
The rainout delayed All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor's expected return to
the Indians. Lindor, who has not played this season due to injuries, will be
activated and make his season debut this weekend.
The Indians have gone 11-7 without the three-time All-Star and their best
all-around player. Lindor wrote on The Players' Tribune that he'll never again
take playing for granted.
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