BOSTON -- Due to a rainy forecast with no signs of letup, there will be no baseball at Fenway Park this year on Patriots' Day.Monday's game between the Red Sox and Orioles -- the finale of a four-game series -- has been postponed until May 17. The teams were already
BOSTON -- Due to a rainy forecast with no signs of letup, there will be no baseball at Fenway Park this year on Patriots' Day.
Monday's game between the Red Sox and Orioles -- the finale of a four-game series -- has been postponed until May 17. The teams were already scheduled to start a three-game series at Fenway the next day.
This is the first time there will be no Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park since 1995, when a work stoppage delayed the start of the regular season. It is the first rainout on Patriots' Day since '94.
Fans who had tickets for Monday's game can use them on May 17. That game will start at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Patriots' Day, which coincides with the Boston Marathon, is typically one of the most festive games of the year at Fenway Park. Once the game ends, the tradition is for fans to line up in Kenmore Square and cheer on the marathon runners.
In recent years, the Red Sox have held emotional tributes in recognition of those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. The five-year anniversary was Sunday, and the city of Boston had a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. ET. The Red Sox observed that moment of silence during the seventh-inning stretch.
A holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, Patriots' Day celebrates the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride and the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.
Though they don't play on Monday, the Red Sox have a long travel day to the West Coast in preparation for a Tuesday night matchup with the Angels.
The opener of that three-game series features a terrific pitching matchup of David Price against rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani. The opportunity for the Red Sox to face Ohtani was created when the Angels were rained out on Sunday in Kansas City.
Christopher Johnson would have started on Sunday if the Red Sox had played, but he will likely move back to the bullpen for the upcoming trip out West.
The Orioles will open up a three-game series vs. the Tigers on Tuesday. Andrew Cashner, who was slated to start Monday, will take the ball in the series opener in Detroit.
Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.