MLB Mets, Red Sox, Nationals Get Night Off From Andrea Rains

The New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals were forced to postpone Major League Baseball games at their home parks last night as Tropical Storm Andrea moved up the East Coast with heavy rain and wind.

As much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain may fall along the North American coast before Andrea veers away from land late tomorrow, according to U.S. forecasters. A flash flood warning is in effect for the New York City area until 2 p.m. today. A watch for Boston runs until 10 a.m. today.

The Mets postponed their game against the Miami Marlins, the first between the teams at Citi Field this season. The contest will be played as part of a single-admission doubleheader Sept. 14, the team said.

New York decided to move unbeaten Matt Harvey (5-0) to this afternoon from last night and Jon Niese to tomorrow.

The series opener between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park will be made up today as part of a day-night doubleheader.

In Washington, the Nationals postponed their game with the Minnesota Twins. It was the second straight unscheduled day off for the Nationals, whose game against the Mets was called off because of foul weather the previous night.

The Twins and Nationals will play a split doubleheader tomorrow, with the makeup game beginning at 7:05 p.m.

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