- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - It didn’t take long for another first at the new Yankee Stadium: the first rainout.

Afternoon showers and a forecast for more rain in the evening caused the Yankees to call Monday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

No makeup date was announced, but in addition to the remainder of this week’s series on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, the A’s return for another three-game set from July 24-26. With both teams off July 23, it could be made up then or as part of a day-night doubleheader later in the series.

New York’s Andy Pettitte and Oakland’s Dana Eveland, who had been set back to start the opener, were pushed back to Tuesday. The A’s said Brett Anderson would start Wednesday, but the Yankees didn’t announce the remainder of their rotation.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi bypassed Chien-Ming Wang for his next turn following three terrible outings. CC Sabathia is to start Wednesday’s series finale against Oakland, and Joba Chamberlain, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte were scheduled to start this weekend in the Yankees’ first trip of the year to Fenway Park.

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