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Red Sox-Yankees opener pushed back to Friday due to forecast

Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: The tarp covers the field as a game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed due to rain at Yankee Stadium on May 19, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK - The season-opening game between the Boston Red Sox and Yankees in New York was postponed by a day until Friday because of weather.

All-day rain was forecast for Thursday in New York.

Gerrit Cole of the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi of the Red Sox had been the scheduled starting pitchers.

Meeting in an opener for the first time since 2005, the Yankees and Red Sox had been scheduled as the first game of a major league season pushed back from March 31 because of a 99-day lockout. With the rainout, the first game becomes the Chicago Cubs hosting the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, a 2:20 p.m. EDT start.

Seattle’s game at Minnesota on Thursday also was postponed because of weather, with a mixture of rain and snow forecast.

Seven games remained on Thursday’s schedule, with Brewers-Cubs joined by the New York Mets at Washington, Cleveland at Kansas City, Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Cincinnati at World Series champion Atlanta, Houston at the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego at Arizona.