CLEVELAND -- The Indians headed into this season staring at a schedule that lacked a scheduled off-day for nearly two weeks. A couple of gray, wet evenings in Cleveland have since provided them with a pair of unexpected days of rest.
Thursday's game against the Yankees was postponed due to inclement weather, marking the second straight night that the clubs' game was washed away by rain. No makeup date has been announced, but there has been speculation that New York might return to Cleveland for a doubleheader on May 13.
Fans who planned on attending the Wednesday or Thursday games should hold on to their tickets.
Manager Terry Francona was scheduled to meet with reporters following the rainout announcement on Thursday to discuss his plans for the rotation. It is believed that Justin Masterson will start as planned on Friday in the opener of a three-game weekend set with the rival White Sox.
Right-hander Zach McAllister was the scheduled starter for Thursday's game. Fellow righty Corey Kluber, who was promoted from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday to start against New York, was moved to the bullpen after that game was postponed. Cleveland has a scheduled off-day on Monday, adding another wrinkle to its rotation plans.
New York (4-4) won the only two games played of the planned four-game series, outscoring Cleveland (3-5) by a combined score of 25-7.