Blue Jays-Indians postponed due to inclement weather

Annette and Kaden Decker sit as they wait out a rain delay in a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays. (David Dermer/AP)

CLEVELAND – With steady rain falling at Progressive Field and plenty more in the forecast, the chances of playing baseball were remote at best Saturday.

Those conditions led to the postponement of the Blue Jays’ game against Cleveland and with continued showers expected Sunday, more delays may be required before the Blue Jays return home to Toronto.

Saturday’s game has been rescheduled for May 3 at 1:10 p.m., a mutual off day for the two teams. The postponement means the Blue Jays lose an off day between road series in Minnesota and Tampa Bay next month. Instead, they’ll travel to Cleveland from Minnesota, play a game, then fly to St. Petersburg to play the Rays. Cleveland, on the other hand, will already be at home, which makes the postponement less of a disruption for their players.

Jaime Garcia will start Sunday weather permitting, with Corey Kluber still available to start for Cleveland. If the rain continues Sunday, the May 3 make-up game could theoretically be expanded into a double-header, but both teams will show up prepared for a long day if needed.

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