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Red Sox-Blue Jays game postponed

High winds blow around the jerseys of fans as rain moves in to Fenway Park on Tuesday night.
High winds blow around the jerseys of fans as rain moves in to Fenway Park on Tuesday night.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Amid a deluge at Fenway Park, Tuesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays was postponed. The teams will make up the game on Wednesday afternoon at 2:10, the first of a split-admission doubleheader in which the second game will take place at 7:10 p.m.

Each game is scheduled for seven innings. Righthander Garrett Richards (6-5, 4.99 ERA), who’d been slated to start on Tuesday night, will take the ball in Game 1 for the Red Sox. He’ll be opposed by Blue Jays lefthander Robbie Ray (8-5, 3.12). Tanner Houck (0-2, 2.50) will follow him for the Red Sox in Game 2, with Steven Matz (8-5, 4.34) pitching for Toronto.

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Tickets for Tuesday’s game will be good for admission to the rescheduled game. Fenway Park gates are expected to open 90 minutes before the 2:10 p.m. game (12:40 p.m.) and one hour before the regularly scheduled 7:10 p.m. game (6:10 p.m.).

David Ortiz waves to fans from a private suite as the rain fell at Fenway Tuesday night.
David Ortiz waves to fans from a private suite as the rain fell at Fenway Tuesday night.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Though the Red Sox had been slated to open the second half with 17 games in as many days, Tuesday’s rainout marked the third time in 13 days since the All-Star break that the Sox have had their scheduled game postponed.

The team had a July 15 game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Yankees, a game that was rescheduled for the first game of a day-night doubleheader in New York on Aug. 17. The Sox and Jays also had a July 20 game in Buffalo washed out by rain; that game was rescheduled for Aug. 7 in Toronto.

The Sox have played two doubleheaders this year, both resulting in sweeps. The team took two against the Twins in Minnesota on April 14 and lost a pair to the White Sox at Fenway on April 18.


Alex Speier can be reached at alex.speier@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @alexspeier.