BUFFALO, New York, USA
The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays was called off Saturday in the fourth inning due to rain.
The situation revealed another disadvantage the Blue Jays face this season in that they cannot play in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike his usual home, the stadium in Buffalo has no roof.
Actions came to a halt at Sahlen Field as the Blue Jays were about to hit in the fourth inning and trailed 1-0. About two hours later the suspension was officially announced.
The game will resume at 1pm on Sunday in order to complete nine innings. The two teams will then play an abbreviated seven-inning duel.
The last time a Blue Jays game had been called off at home was on August 28, 1980. They were facing Minnesota at the time, the duel went 14 innings and did not finish at 5 in the afternoon, when He was to work at the Exhibition Stadium, which was also a concert venue during the Canadian National Exhibition.
Toronto plays in Buffalo, the home of its Triple A affiliate, after the Canadian government banned the team from being local to the Rogers Center, amid concerns that travel to and from the United States would lead to increased COVID-19 infections.