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Red Sox-Yankees Opening Day game postponed to Friday

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Boston Red Sox players take batting practice at Yankee Stadium Thursday after their game with the Yankees was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among New York players. Frank Franklin II/AP

The Opening Day game between the Red Sox and Yankees scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 1:05 p.m. has been pushed back to Friday.

With rain in the forecast, the Yankees announced Wednesday that the game will now be played on Friday, April 8 at 1:05 p.m. in Yankee Stadium.

The rivalry game between the Red Sox and Yankees was meant to lead off the 2022 MLB season, the start of which was already pushed back by a week because of a labor dispute. The Red Sox will play their home opener at Fenway Park against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 15 at 2:10 p.m.

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MLB’s new first game of the 2022 season will now be the Brewers and Cub game scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Thursday.

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