- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed by rain.

The Nationals announced the postponement more than three hours before Tuesday’s scheduled first pitch.

The team said a makeup date will be announced in the coming days. Tuesday’s game was supposed to be the second of a two-game series.

The scheduled starting pitchers for Tuesday’s game were Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann and Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton.

Washington is scheduled to play at the New York Mets on Wednesday, while Pittsburgh is at the Cincinnati Reds.