After waiting out a near two-hour rain delay that began late Wednesday night and trickled into early Thursday morning, the series finale between the Red Sox and Royals at Fenway Park has been suspended in the top half of the 10th inning. Per the Red Sox’ official Twitter account, the game will resume on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:05 PM EDT.
As things stood before the weather delay went into effect on Wednesday, left-hander Josh Taylor was on the mound for Boston and Meibrys Viloria was at the plate for Kansas City, up in the count at 2-1 with the bases empty and no outs in the 10th.
The Red Sox were supposed to have the 22nd off after heading out to San Diego to begin an eight-game west coast trip against the Padres, but will now have to make that cross-country flight a day later.
As for the Royals, they begin a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit on Thursday, so they could not stick around in Boston any longer.
Both the Sox and Royals shared off days on the 22nd, so that date obviously works for the two sides. Kansas City will be making a quick pit stop in Boston in between road series’ against the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians.
First(?) pitch on the 22nd is scheduled for 1:05 PM EDT.
With that settled, the Sox welcome in the Los Angeles Angels for a four-game weekend set beginning on Thursday night.
Left-hander Chris Sale will get the ball for Boston in the opener of that series, while fellow southpaw Dillon Peters will do the same for Los Angeles.
First pitch Thursday is scheduled for 7:10 PM EDT on NESN.