- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Baltimore Orioles’ opening day matchup with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday has been postponed until Friday due to periodic rain in the area.

Boston received heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. And while the forecast was slated to clear up by Thursday afternoon, the scheduled off day Friday allowed for an easy adjustment.

“The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy in a statement. “The built-in off day was created for just this purpose and tomorrow’s forecast for sunshine also factored into our decision. We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions.”

The game will begin 2:10 p.m. Friday, and tickets for Thursday’s contest will be honored for Friday’s new opening day.

• Andy Kostka can be reached at akostka@washingtontimes.com.

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