BOSTON — Sunday’s Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox was rained out because of an all-day rain.
The Indians, up 2-0 in the best-of-five series, look to clinch a spot in the AL Championship Series in Game 3, now scheduled for 6:08 p.m. Monday.
Game 4, if necessary, will be played Tuesday at Fenway Park, the postponement eliminating the travel day between Games 4 and 5.
Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin and Boston righty Clay Buchholz, slated to face each other Sunday, will start Monday.
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Rain was falling all morning and into the afternoon, with steady rain forecast until 9 or 10 p.m. Sunday. The game was officially called about 1:45 p.m.
Soon thereafter, several members of the Red Sox emerged from the dugout to get in some on-field work.
Both Tomlin and Buchholz escaped bullpen exiles to return to their respective rotations late in the season.
Buchholz, actually exiled to the pen on three different occasions, was 3-0 with only one bad start in September. Tomlin had a 1.75 ERA and yielded a .540 OPS in his last 25/3 innings — after a 7.96 ERA and .937 OPS in his previous 10 starts.