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Yankees-Astros Game 4 postponed by rain [UPDATE]

The Yankees and Astros got in Game 3, but Game 4 has officially been pushed back.

A general view of the field before the game between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 4 weather update

Major League Baseball has officially postponed Game 4 of the American League Championship Series due to rain. The Wednesday game has been moved to Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 8:08 p.m. Game 5 has been bumped to Friday with a 7:08 p.m. start time. Additionally, this means the teams will no longer get a rest day.

The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are headed back to the Bronx for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, with the series knotted at one game apiece. Game 3 should go off without a hitch, but it looks like rain could create some issues for Game 4.

It should be a beautiful Tuesday for Game 3, with clear skies and mid-60s temperatures for the 4:08 p.m. first pitch. However, things could get dicey a day later when the teams square off for Game 4 on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 8:08 p.m., and the weather forecast calls for rain in the area starting around 3:00 p.m. with it getting heavier into the evening and going until 2:00 a.m.

NY Metro Weather is also reporting the coastal storm will bring “strong winds gusting up to 50mph ... along with some isolated showers on Thursday.” They expect the showers to slow in time for Game 5, but winds could still be gusting in the 30-40 mph range and blowing out to right field.

The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to get going at 4:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday. I’d say why not switch the games, but with the rain starting as early as 2:00 p.m., it likely would not help matters. And so, we might be left with Game 4 of the ALCS getting moved to Wednesday and Game 5 getting moved to Thursday.