Rangers vs. Blue Jays postponed due to rain

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Today’s game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed due to rain in the Buffalo area.  The postponed game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, July 18, beginning at 1:07 p.m. ET12:07 p.m. CT.  Both games are scheduled for 7 innings under the current Major League Baseball doubleheader rules, and there will be approximately 30 minutes between the two contests.

Left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard will be the Rangers’ starting pitcher for Game 1.  Right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz will start Game 2.

Sunday’s doubleheader against the Blue Jays will be televised on Bally Sports Southwest, with the radio broadcasts airing on 105.3 The FAN.  Both Bally Sports Southwest and 105.3 The FAN will begin their pregame coverage at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. CT.

This is the Rangers’ first postponement since a game on August 27, 2020 vs. Oakland at Globe Life Field.  Today is the team’s first postponement due to weather since August 6, 2019 at Cleveland.  Last year’s postponed contest against Oakland was made up as part of a doubleheader on September 12, 2020 at Globe Life Field, with the Rangers and A’s splitting a pair of 7-inning games.  The club’s last road doubleheader was on August 7, 2019 at Cleveland, when Texas lost a pair of 9-inning contests.

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Texas played four doubleheaders in 2019-20 after just one twinbill over five seasons from 2014-18 (September 6, 2017 at ATL).  The Rangers are 7-2-10 in 19 twinbills (day/night or split) since dropping both games to the Yankees on May 3, 2007 at Globe Life Park.  Over the last 26 seasons beginning 1994, the Rangers have gone 15-8-16 in doubleheaders (day/night or split).

From Rangers PR staff reports