The Red Sox acted quickly as heavy rain fell Friday, postponing their game against the Los Angeles Angels 6½ hours before the first pitch was scheduled.
The teams will play a day-night doubleheader at Fenway on Saturday.
The first game will be at 1:05 p.m. and is on NESN. The Red Sox will pitch Felix Doubront against Tommy Hanson. Tickets for the postponed game Friday will be honored for that game.
The second game, on Fox, will feature Clay Buchholz against C.J. Wilson.
The final game of the series is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox have Ryan Dempster scheduled, with the Angels pitching Joe Blanton.
With no day off scheduled until June 17, the Red Sox will need a starter Wednesday against Tampa Bay. That could be Franklin Morales, who started against the Phillies May 30 and hasn’t pitched since.
Triple A Pawtucket also was rained out Friday, so third baseman Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Shane Victorino had a day off in their rehab assignments.
Middlebrooks has played three games for Pawtucket, going 4 for 9 with two home runs and six RBIs. He is on the disabled list with a back injury and is eligible to return Saturday. Middlebrooks will stay with the PawSox for their series in Syracuse over the weekend.
Victorino was 2 for 4 with a home run in his first rehab game Thursday. He will be at Fenway Saturday and could be activated for the second game of the doubleheader.
Farrell’s son drafted
The Royals selected righthander Luke Farrell, the son of Sox manager John Farrell, in the sixth round of the amateur draft. He was taken 174th overall, one slot after the Red Sox picked in that round.
Luke Farrell, who turned 22 Friday, was second-team All-Big Ten as a senior at Northwestern. He had benign tumors removed from the right side of his jaw in 2009 and 2011 but returned to pitch well for the Wildcats.
John and Sue Farrell have three sons and all have been drafted. Jeremy, an infielder, went to the Pirates in 2008 in the eighth round after playing at Virginia. He now plays in the White Sox organization.
Shane, a righthander out of Marshall, was taken in the 46th round by the Blue Jays in 2011. He now works for the Cubs in their baseball operations department.
No extra player
Because the doubleheader was scheduled only a day ahead of time, the teams will not have an extra player, as is now allowed in the rules. The Angels do have an open roster spot and will add outfielder Brad Hawpe from Triple A Salt Lake. Hawpe has not been in the majors since 2011, when he was with the Padres. He was hitting .305 in the Pacific Coast League . . . Three Red Sox prospects were selected to the Carolina League All-Star team that will face the California League in San Jose on June 18. Third baseman Garin Cecchini and catcher Blake Swihart were named as starters. Lefthander Henry Owens was picked for the pitching staff.