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Start of Orioles' game against Yankees delayed by threat of inclement weather

The start of Saturday’s 4:05 p.m. game against the American League East-rival New York Yankees has been delayed by the threat of inclement weather.

Despite minimal rain, the tarp remained on the field for more than an hour before first pitch was announced for approximately 5:45 p.m.

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The teams will make every effort to get Saturday’s game in, as a postponement-filled schedule has already swallowed up several days off and created doubleheaders for both clubs.

The first game of this weekend’s four-game series against the Yankees was called after a two-hour delay and will be played as part of a single-admission doubleheader July 9. The Yankees will play a Sunday night game in Toronto before traveling to Baltimore to play that doubleheader.

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The Orioles already have had four postponements this season, three of them coming at home.

The Orioles were rained out in Boston on Patriots’ Day on April 16, forcing a makeup game May 17 at Fenway Park. They played a May 12 single-admission doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays to make up an April 24 rainout. And the Orioles’ May 15 home interleague game against the Philadelphia Phillies will be made up July 12.

The Yankees already have one doubleheader on their current road trip, as they’re scheduled to play two games Monday in Detroit.

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