Reds’ opener with Astros postponed

CINCINNATI (AP) — A forecast of steady rain through the night forced postponement of the Houston Astros’ game Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

The game was rescheduled for Thursday afternoon, when both teams were off. Their three-game series originally was expected to conclude with a day game on Wednesday. The Reds plan to activate right-hander Homer Bailey off the disabled list to start the makeup game.

With the foreboding forecast, the game was called off more than three hours before the scheduled start. It’s the first postponement this season for both teams.

There have been 18 postponements in the major leagues this season, according to STATS LLC, three short of last year’s total.