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Game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 23, 2011 07:06 PM

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NEW YORK Tonight's game as been postponed by rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday with the second game set for a 6:30 p.m. start.

The Red Sox will start Jon Lester tomorrow and the Yankees will go with Freddy Garcia.

The order hasn't been determined yet. But Tim Wakefield and John Lackey will pitch for the Sox on Sunday opposing A.J. Burnett and Ivan Nova.

With Lester pitching Saturday, he would not be available on Wednesday unless it's on short rest.

According to Francona, Yankees GM Brian Cashman was "terrific" in helping make the decision to call the game. In essence, he allowed the Sox to have a big role in making the call because of how important the games are to them.

The Sox were concerned with starting the game and then losing Lester after three or four innings when the next band of rain arrives.

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