Mariners-Indians makeup games scheduled

Mariners-Indians makeup games scheduled

SEATTLE -- The Mariners and Indians have rescheduled two games that were rained out in Cleveland on May 14-15, with the Mariners now needing to make an extra trip into Ohio in September to pull it off.

One game will be made up Tuesday, Aug. 23, as part of a day-night doubleheader during the Mariners' next trip to Progressive Field. They were already slated to make their second trek to Cleveland this season with a three-game set on Aug. 22-24, so now that will be four games in three days.

They'll now play two in the middle day of that series, with a 10:05 a.m. PT game on Aug. 23, followed by the regularly scheduled 4:05 p.m. nightcap.

The second postponed game will be made up Monday, Sept. 19, at 1:05 p.m. PT on what had been a mutual off-day for the two teams in the closing weeks of the season. The Mariners will now have only one off-day in September and will finish the season with 33 games in 34 days.

"It'll be a tough stretch," manager Eric Wedge. "But hopefully it'll be a meaningful stretch. If it's a meaningful stretch in August and September, being tired is not going to be an issue. So we won't have to worry about that."

The Mariners will now play at home on Sunday, Sept. 18, against Texas, travel to Cleveland on Sept. 19 and then open a three-game set in Minnesota on Sept. 20.

Both makeup games will be televised by Root Sports and carried on ESPN-710 and the Mariners radio network.