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Rays-Yankees game in New York postponed due to possible severe weather

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 03:13:01-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays' road game against the New York Yankees have been postponed Wednesday night due to possible severe weather in New York City.

Wednesday night's game has been moved to Thursday 3 p.m. ET as part of a doubleheader. The two teams will play their second game about 30 minutes after the first game ends, but no later than 7:05 p.m. ET, according to a press release from the New York Yankees.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for The Bronx, where the Yankees play their home games, until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The Rays, who play their homes games indoor at Tropicana Field, took to Twitter to poke fun at Yankee Stadium.

"Dang, tOnight's gaMe has been postponEd." The Rays tweeted.

Despite the stigma that comes with playing baseball games indoors, the Rays know that having an indoor roof prevents baseball games from being rained out or delayed.

Those who already had tickets to this week's Rays-Yankees games can click here for more information on exchanging tickets.