BOSTON -- For the second time this week, the Red Sox and Yankees will play a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.
This, after Wednesday’s game was postponed due to heavy rain in the Boston area.
Game 1 will be played at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the regularly scheduled finale of this four-game series at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Wednesday’s game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest.
Tanner Houck draws the assignment in Game 1 for Boston. He’ll be opposed by righty Michael King.
The Red Sox are TBD for Game 2. The Yankees are going with righty Clarke Schmidt.
“We’ll have a lot more [innings] to cover tomorrow, so we’ll see,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “It just depends on how the games go.”
The decision to call the game was made at 9 p.m., nearly two hours after the scheduled start time of 7:10 p.m.
The series was supposed to start on Monday, but the rivals were rained out that night also. The Yankees swept Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader, winning Game 1, 3-2, and Game 2, 4-1.
With that sweep, the Yankees moved into a tie with the Red Sox for fourth place in the American League East. Both teams have 73-72 records with 17 games left in the season.
For two tradition-rich franchises, there is motivation to stay out of last place.
It has been a tough September for the Red Sox, who were in contention for the third AL Wild Card spot for much of the season, but have lost six of their last seven and 11 out of 15.
The Yankees, who are trying to avoid their first losing season since 1992, have won 11 of their last 15 games.
Tomorrow’s rescheduled game will be televised on MLB Network for both clubs, with NESN also airing the game for the Red Sox and Amazon Prime broadcasting for the Yankees, while the regularly scheduled game will be televised on FOX. Both games will be broadcast in English on WEEI 93.7 FM and in Spanish on WAMG 890 AM/WCCM 1490 AM.