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Thursday's A's-White Sox game postponed

Rainout will be made up as part of single-admission twin bill on Friday
MLB.com @scottmerkin

CHICAGO -- Thursday night's series opener between the White Sox and A's at Guaranteed Rate Field has been postponed due to rain. It rained hard all morning in Chicago, and according to the forecast, the rain showed no signs of letting up throughout the day.

The game will be made up Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT. The originally scheduled contest will begin at either 7:10 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the opener (but no earlier than the originally scheduled start time).

CHICAGO -- Thursday night's series opener between the White Sox and A's at Guaranteed Rate Field has been postponed due to rain. It rained hard all morning in Chicago, and according to the forecast, the rain showed no signs of letting up throughout the day.

The game will be made up Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT. The originally scheduled contest will begin at either 7:10 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the opener (but no earlier than the originally scheduled start time).

James Shields will start Game 1 for the White Sox, and he'll be followed by Lucas Giolito in the nightcap. Dylan Covey and Carlos Rodon remain set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Fans with tickets to Friday night's originally scheduled game can attend both games with their ticket and parking pass. Gates will open at 2:10 p.m., and parking lots will open at 1:10 p.m.

Tickets for Thursday night's postponed game are now gift certificates. Fans can apply the value of those tickets and parking coupons for tickets to any future regular-season White Sox home game. All exchanges must be made at the Guaranteed Rate Field box office during regular business hours or by mail. Fans with tickets for Thursday night's game cannot use those tickets for Friday's doubleheader unless they are exchanged at the box office prior to entry.

The first 10,000 fans who enter the ballpark on Friday will receive the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) "Dump the Pump" T-shirt for the rescheduled Free T-shirt Thursday, presented by the Transit Agencies. T-shirts will be distributed during the doubleheader while supplies last. NBC Sports Chicago, WGN Radio AM-720 and Univision Radio WRTO AM-1200 will broadcast both of Friday's games.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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