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Rain postpones opener between Red Sox, Orioles

The Boston Red Sox play against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Thursday’s Opening Day game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was moved to Friday because of the forecast of rain in Boston.

“The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said. “The built-in day off was created for just this purpose and tomorrow’s forecast for sunshine also factored into our decision. We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions.”

Friday’s forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-40s.

Pregame ceremonies are set to begin at 1:40 p.m., with first pitch at 2:10 p.m.

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.72 ERA in 2020) is scheduled to start the opener for Boston. The Orioles will counter with lefty John Means (2-4, 4.53).

–Field Level Media

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