MLB News: MLB postponed games: Mets-Phillies and Rangers-Yankees postponed for second consecutive day

The series opener between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees was postponed for a second straight day on Saturday because of a forecast for sustained rain in the area.

The postponement was announced nearly four hours before game time.

Yankees and Rangers were scheduled to play Friday night, a game that was rained out nearly eight hours before the scheduled first pitch.

The Yankees lead the majors with an 18-7 record after their 11-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night with a 2-1 loss in Toronto.

The Rangers are 10-14 but have a season-best four-game winning streak after taking both games in their interleague series at Philadelphia.

The Rangers and Yankees will make up the game Monday at 1:05 p.m.

New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies

For the second straight day, the game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies was postponed due to rain.

Saturday’s game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday.

The first game will start at 12:35 p.m., with the second game following immediately afterward.

The game that was postponed Friday night was rescheduled for August 20 as part of a split-admission doubleheader.

Max Scherzer (4-0, 2.61 ERA) was scheduled to start for the Mets on Saturday against Kyle Gibson (2-1, 2.93).

The teams had hoped to get Saturday’s game in despite a forecast of consistent rain throughout the day to avoid a scheduling backlog.

Philadelphia is leaving Sunday for a seven-game West Coast trip to Seattle and Los Angeles and tried to avoid a doubleheader but couldn’t as the rain continued to fall on the already saturated grass.

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Both teams made roster moves before Saturday’s announcement.