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Rare Tuesday afternoon Red Sox-Yankees game shifted back to night due to rain

Alex Reimer
September 18, 2018 - 9:46 am

The rare Tuesday afternoon start for Red Sox-Yankees in the Bronx won’t happen after all. The Yankees announced the game is being shifted from 1:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. due to rain in the forecast, per WFAN. The contest was supposed to start on the early side due to Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown. 

More importantly, this means the highly advertised broadcast shift involving iconic voices Joe Castiglione and John Sterling will be postponed until Thursday. The two stalwarts will swap booths and go on the enemy’s radio network for an inning. 

On the field, the Red Sox have a chance to clinch the division with a win against the Yankees in the series. They currently hold an 11.5-game lead over the Bronx Bombers, who are in a fight with the A’s for home field advantage in the one-game playoff. New York is up by 1.5 games at the moment.