BOSTON (AP) " Rain washed out Sunday's Game 3 of the Major League Baseball Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox.
The game was called off long before the gates had opened or the starting pitchers had begun to warm up and will be made up on Monday.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said he would stick with pitcher Clay Buchholz for Game 3 but wouldn't commit beyond that. Boston reliever Brad Ziegler said the team was "completely confident" with Buchholz on the mound and the season on the line.
"He's been throwing the ball great coming down the stretch and he's got World Series experience. He's got playoff experience," Ziegler said. "And if nothing else, maybe the day of rain gives everybody else a day of rest and gives us a chance to bring those guys back."
The Indians won Games 1 and 2 at home, beating Boston's two best pitchers and setting the stage for a sweep at Fenway on Sunday. The rainout pushes that back one day " at least " and could extend David Ortiz's career for another day as well.
Josh Tomlin will start for the Indians in Game 3, making his postseason debut, while Cleveland manager Terry Francona said the Indians rotation is likely to stay the same for Games 4 and 5, if necessary.
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