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After it rained overnight and through the morning in Boston, the Red Sox were forced to postpone their Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles. It’s the first time a Red Sox Opening Day has been postponed since 2016, and the first time it’s happened at home since 2009.

In a statement on Twitter, the team announced the game will be made up on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 p.m.. The rest of the statement reads:

“The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “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.

Today’s Opening Day game and pregame ceremonies are rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, April 2, at 2:10 p.m. Tickets for today’s game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest. Fenway Park gates will open two hours before the game for all fans tomorrow (12:10 p.m.). Pregame ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m.”

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