Braves game at Indians postponed; doubleheader scheduled

The Braves game at Cleveland scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of rain, the Indians announced earlier in the day.

The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game beginning at the previously scheduled 4:10 p.m. time slot. However, the weather prediction for Saturday in Cleveland includes a 90 percent chance of rain. Both teams are off Monday, before the Braves play at Cincinnati on Tuesday night and the Indians play at home against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Braves right-hander Touki Toussaint was scheduled to face Indians righty Corey Kluber in the Friday game. Toussaint, 22, will instead make his first start in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Julio Teheran will make his scheduled start Saturday afternoon.

Both games will be televised on Fox Sports South.

The series finale is set for “Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN. It will already be the third time the Braves have appeared on the national broadcast after not doing so last season.

Cleveland opens the Braves’ interleague slate, which also will include the White Sox, Twins, Tigers, Royals and Blue Jays. The Braves were 8-12 against the American League in 2018.

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