Rays-Royals game washed out; doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday

The Tampa Bay Rays' game against the Kansas City Royals was washed out Tuesday night, and the teams will make it up at part of a doubleheader Wednesday with the first game starting at 12:15 p.m.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays‘ game against the Kansas City Royals was washed out Tuesday night, and the teams will make it up at part of a doubleheader Wednesday with the first game starting at 12:15 p.m.

The second game will begin 45 minutes after the first game.

The Rays planned to send Blake Snell to the mound Tuesday in his second start since hurting his toe in a freak accident at home, while the Royals planned to counter with Jakob Junis.

Tampa Bay intended to use an opener against the Royals’ Danny Duffy in their game Wednesday.

The Rays (19-9) rolled to an 8-5 win in the opener Monday night, building upon the best record in baseball. The rainout means Kansas City (9-20) will avoid matching its worst March-April loss total of 21, set just last season.