The series opener between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox on Monday night was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Royals’ Yordano Ventura will be pushed back to start Tuesday night against Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello. Steven Wright will start the day game and David Price the nightcap for Boston on Wednesday and the Royals will start Ian Kennedy and Edinson Volquez in the doubleheader.

They have not decided which pitcher will start which game.

The rainout came at a good time for the Royals, who used all nine of their pitchers in a 4-2, 13-inning win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Several relievers would not have been available.

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