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Rain muddles Yankees again

BALTIMORE — Yankees manager Joe Girardi has had enough of April showers.

New York's game against the host Orioles on Friday night was postponed by rain. It was the third washout of the season for the Yankees, the second vs. the Orioles.

No makeup date was immediately announced, but Girardi indicated it will not be this weekend. After this weekend, the Yankees return to Baltimore on May 18-19 and Aug. 26-29.

Sooner or later, though, the Yankees will pay for their unexpected time off. New York also must make up a rainout vs. Minnesota on April 6 and the one vs. Baltimore on April 12.

"We don't like it because you know they're probably going to be split doubleheaders," Girardi said. "It makes it tough, it makes it tough on your bullpen, it makes it tough on your guys. But what are you going to do? They don't want to lose the gate."

New York's CC Sabathia, scheduled to start Friday, will pitch today, as will Baltimore's Brad Bergesen.

Along with rainouts in Pittsburgh and Minnesota, there have been 15 postponements this season, just six shy of the total for all of 2010, according to STATS LLC.

Indians-Twins: Rain spared the Twins from playing shorthanded again, with Justin Morneau (stomach virus) and Delmon Young (sore ribs) still recovering from ailments. Young hasn't played since Monday and Morneau since April 16. Neither were in the lineup, but the game was called about a half-hour before first pitch. The game will be moved to July or September.

Nationals-Pirates: Washington's game at Pittsburgh was wiped out by rain and moved to 7:05 p.m. Monday, a common off day for both teams. Each team will move their starting pitchers up a day and stay with the same rotation. The Pirates busied themselves by claiming infielder Brandon Wood off waivers from the Angels. Wood was formerly one of the game's top prospects but has struggled in the majors.

Rain muddles Yankees again 04/22/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 10:32pm]
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