4 p.m.: Sunday night's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been called off due to inclement weather. The game is technically postponed to be played at a later date, but there is no word when that will be.
The Red Sox will now turn their attention to Minnesota, where the first of a three-game series begins Monday.
8 a.m. ET: An unusual amount of talk about rain was present after the Yankees came back to crush the Red Sox 15-9 on Saturday, and that's not just because a few drops are expected over Boston. Plenty of Red Sox fans are hoping a monsoon will sweep away the memories — and the final matchup with the red-hot Yankees.
Saturday's defeat was the worst way to lose, with the Red Sox (4-10) looking like they had it won until the Yankees (9-6) decimated their bullpen over the last three innings.
But Boston did some good things Saturday, too, none more important than the offense coming to life. David Ortiz (now batting .436 for the season) went 4-for-4, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia was 4-for-5, meaning he had more hits Saturday than he has all season combined. The offense had 17 hits altogether, including five doubles and a home run.
The Red Sox will look to keep up the firepower behind Daniel Bard (0-2), who has done well so far in his shift from the closing job into the starting rotation. Although Bard has taken losses in both of his starts, he's pitched comparatively well, especially in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Rays, when he walked in the lone run — for which manager Bobby Valentine later took the blame.
The Yankees will have their best on the mound Sunday night, though, with CC Sabathia (1-0). Sabathia has been excellent for New York, but the Red Sox can take solace in the fact that the big lefty usually starts slow. He's given up 12 earned runs in his three appearances so far this year.
Rainstorms aside, the Red Sox may just be worked up enough about their poor start to the season that they could come out firing again.
First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. Check back here for news and analysis from the game.
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