Yanks and Guardians ALDS Game 5 does not start on time

NEW YORK (AP) — The decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series between the Cleveland Guardians and the New York Yankees will not start on time due to the threat of rain.

The game was scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m. Monday night, but Major League Baseball announced a delayed start around 6:20 p.m. MLB planned to re-evaluate weather forecast around 7 p.m.

An announcement over the public address system notified fans of the impending delay, and Yankee Stadium grounds crew covered the infield with tarps just before 6:40 p.m.

“If the weather is an issue, you don’t necessarily want to ride through it,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said around 4 p.m.

Aaron Civert was scheduled to pitch for the Guardians against Jameson Taillon.

Cleveland or New York will start the AL Championship series in Houston on Wednesday night.

Game 2 of the series was postponed to Friday afternoon after being rained out at Yankee Stadium last Thursday.

After losing the season opener last week, Cleveland won games 2 and 3, trailing by two points in the ninth inning to win Game 3, 6-5. The Yankees won Sunday night in Cleveland, he went 4–2, forcing the series back to New York.

The Yankees’ hard-hitting bullpen is taxing, but Cleveland’s top reliever is refreshing.

New York used Clay Holmes on 17 and Wandy Peralta on 7 on Sunday after Peralta threw 27, Clark Schmidt 12, Jonathan Roisiga 15 and Lou Trivino 7. did. Peralta pitched three days in a row.

The Yankees have missed Chad Green, Scott Effres, Zach Britton, Michael King and Ron Marinaccio due to injury, while Aroldis Chapman was dropped after failing to attend mandatory training on October 7.

Cleveland hasn’t used a top reliever since Friday, when All-Star closer Emmanuel Classe threw 33 pitches, Trevor Stephan threw 21 and James Karinchuk threw 29.

The Guardians are Sam Hengeth, 31, Eniel de los Santos, 19, and Eli Morgan, 12, on Saturday and Morgan, 23, Cody Morris, 22, and Zac Pressac, 11, on Sunday. was appointed.

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New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton could see time in left field for Houston if the Yankees moved forward. I was on the disabled list for a month with left Achilles tendonitis on the 21st of the month.

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Yankees: If the Yankees play against Houston, they could get Marinaccio (right shin) and fellow RHP Frankie Montas (inflamed right shoulder). Marinaccio pitched his last on his October 2nd and Montas his last on his September 16th. … OF Andrew Benintendi has had an injection in his right wrist since he hasn’t played since Sept. 2 and will likely be out of action against the Astros.


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