Sox-Yanks opener washed out

Sox-Yanks opener washed out

NEW YORK -- The four-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees has suddenly transformed into two days of twin-bill baseball.

Friday night's game between the two rivals was postponed due to rain, and the last series of the year between Boston and New York will be conducted in day-night doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday's games will be played at 1:20 p.m. ET and 8:05 p.m. ET. Sunday's games are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET and 8:05 p.m. ET.

Taking the mound for the Red Sox in Saturday's day game will be Friday night's scheduled starter, Josh Beckett, while right-hander Julian Tavarez, the original starter for Saturday's day game, will take the mound in the nightcap.

Right-hander Kyle Snyder will take the hill on Sunday afternoon while the nightcap starter has yet to be announced. The likely candidates are 24-year-old Kason Gabbard and 37-year-old Kevin Jarvis. Gabbard's status is uncertain due to a latissimus muscle strain he suffered in his last start on Tuesday.

The Yankees will start 17-game winner Chien-Ming Wang in the first game on Saturday, followed by left-hander Randy Johnson in the nightcap.

Howard Kussoy is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.