NEW YORK — The second game of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians was postponed because of rain in the forecast and rescheduled for 1:07 p.m. Friday.
Major League Baseball called the game Thursday more than seven hours before the scheduled 7:37 p.m. pitch.
New York won Tuesday’s opener of the best-of-five series 4-1, and the rainout followed an unusual scheduled off day between Games 1 and 2.
With the rainout, the teams could play four days in a row.
Games 3 and 4 are scheduled to be played in Cleveland this weekend. If Game 5 is needed, it will be played Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
The winner advances to the AL Championship Series against Houston or Seattle.
Nestor Cortes (12-4) was scheduled to pitch Game 2 for the Yankees and 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber (13-8) for the Guardians.