Game 4 of the American League Division Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros, scheduled for Monday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field, has been postponed due to rain, the team announced.
The game will instead be played Tuesday afternoon, with first pitch now scheduled for 1:07 p.m.
The shift comes as the Chicago area braces for potentially harsh storms during the afternoon and evening hours.
First pitch for the game was scheduled to begin at 2:37 p.m. Monday as the White Sox looked to force a decisive Game 5. But strong storms are expected to develop in the early afternoon hours for parts of the Chicago area and continue to spread heading into the evening.
According to the National Weather Service, the potentially harsh storms are expected to move across the Chicago area toward the northeast. These storms could produce secluded tornadoes, damaging winds of up to 60 mph, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall, according to officials.
The NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center forecast virtually the complete state of Illinois to have a “slight risk” of harsh weather on Monday, which is higher than the “marginal” risk on the SPC’s extent.
Northwest Indiana is also under a “slight risk” of harsh weather, as is southeastern Wisconsin.
The White Sox said all tickets and parking passes for Monday’s postponed game will automatically move and be active for the rescheduled game. Gates to the ballpark will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday and parking lots will open at 10 a.m.
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