Yankees-Red Sox weather forecast | Sundays game starts after rain delay

 nj.com  08/05/2019 00:18:00  4  Randy Miller | rmiller@njadvancemedia.com

UPDATES:

NEW YORK - It looks like Sunday could be another long day for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Their series finale, scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., did not start on time due to a projected coming rain.

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With no rain falling, the Yankees announced at 6:40 p.m., that the start of the Sundays game would be delayed.

This news comes a day after the Yankees played a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Saturday due to a May 30 rainout.

The forecast for Sunday night in the Bronx isnt terrible. According to weather.com, there was only a 15 percent chance of rain from 7 to 8, a 10 percent chance of rain from 8 to 9, and a 5 percent chance from 9 to 10.

Preparing for rain, the grounds crew at Yankee Stadium covered the tarp at 6:45 p.m., and five minutes after that a very light rain started coming down. Then five minutes after that, the rain stopped.

The first-place Yanks are going for a four-game sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday night.

The Yankees already have played five doubleheaders this season due to rainouts - theyve swept four of them, including Saturdays, while splitting the other - and another is scheduled for Aug. 12 at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

Here are some recent NJ Advance Media posts on the Yankees:

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-- Yankees reveal 1st base plans with Luke Voit, Edwin Encarnacion out indefinitely

-- Why Yankees DJ LeMahieu doesnt want to hear your MVP! chants

-- When Yankees Edwin Encarnacion hopes he could return

-- 4 Yankees 1st base options with Edwin Encarnacion joining Luke Voit on injured list

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