BALTIMORE (AP) — A persistent rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles.
The game will be made up on July 13 at 1 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader.
The rainout comes at a time when the first-place Rays were treading water following a 14-4 start. Tampa Bay has lost three of five and was 7-8 in its last 15 games.
The Rays won the opener of the three-game series on Friday night before managing only three hits Saturday night in a 3-0 loss to the last-place Orioles. It was the fifth time in nine games that Tampa Bay was held to two runs or fewer.
Still, the Rays are in a far better place than last year at this time. Their 21-12 record was second-best in the majors at the start of play Sunday and represented a vast improvement over the 15-18 record they carried after 33 games in 2018.