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08/20/07 7:55 PM ET
Opener in Baltimore postponed
Rains force doubleheader on Wednesday
By Geremy Bass / MLB.com
BALTIMORE -- The Rangers' opening game against the Orioles was postponed due to heavy rain at Camden Yards on Monday and will be made up on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. The game will begin at 4:05 p.m. CT and the regularly scheduled matchup will follow. Vicente Padilla (3-8, 6.30 ERA) was scheduled to start on Monday, but he will instead face Baltimore's dominant lefty Erik Bedard (12-4, 2.98) on Tuesday to open the series. Lefty Kason Gabbard (5-1, 3.56) will pitch against Daniel Cabrera (9-12, 4.93) in the day game Wednesday, and John Rheinecker (1-1, 5.82) will take the mound opposite youngster Garrett Olson (1-2, 6.38) in the night affair. Texas has now had four games rained out this year, and is 1-1 in the two games that have already been rescheduled and played.
Geremy Bass is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.