Royals-Guardians rained out Wednesday; makeup Aug. 26 as split DH

June 5th, 2024

CLEVELAND — The anticipated matchup between the Guardians and the Royals at Progressive Field on Wednesday night has been postponed due to storms forecasted in the Cleveland area. The game will now be rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Aug. 26, coinciding with the Royals’ second visit to Cleveland this season.

Fans who were holding tickets to the postponed game on Wednesday will be able to use the same ticket to gain entry to the rescheduled 1:10 p.m. ET (12:10 CT) game on Aug. 26 without the need for an exchange. However, they will not be permitted to attend the originally scheduled night game on Aug. 26 at 6:40 p.m. (5:40 CT) unless they possess a separate ticket for that game. In the event that fans are unable to attend the makeup game on Aug. 26, arrangements for ticket exchanges will be made available.

The Royals have adjusted their pitching rotation as a result of the rescheduling, with Brady Singer being pushed back one additional day. Singer, who last took the mound on May 25 and missed his subsequent start due to illness, will now start the series finale on Thursday afternoon with 11 days of rest.

Looking ahead to Thursday’s matinee, Kansas City aims to even the series against Cleveland after relinquishing a five-run lead in the previous night’s game. The Royals have faced difficulties at Progressive Field, failing to secure a series win in their last seven visits to the ballpark since September 2020. Additionally, the club has not clinched a season series victory against the Guardians since 2015, when they held a 10-9 record.

As the season progresses, both teams find themselves in contention for the top spot in the American League Central. However, the Guardians (40-20) have started to pull away from the pack, holding a five-game lead over the Royals (36-26) in second place, with the Twins (33-27) trailing close behind as of Wednesday night.