DUNEDIN, Fla. — The game between the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto scheduled for Sunday at the Blue Jays’ temporary home in Florida was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Aug. 10 at Anaheim, California.
This game at the Blue Jays’ spring training site never started and was called after a two-hour wait.
The rainout followed the Blue Jays’ 15-1 win over the Angels on Saturday night that ended after 1 a.m. It was delayed 2 hours, 38 minutes, by rain at the start and featured a strong storm that produced wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph. The game lasted 3:21 and ended 12 hours before Sunday’s scheduled first pitch.
Rain started around two hours before the 1:07 EDT start time. The inclement weather included an intense thunderstorm that engulfed TD Ballpark in heavy rain, frequent lightning and wind gusts that reached 50 mph.
The radar at the time of the postponement showed additional bad weather extending well into the nearby Gulf of Mexico.
Due to COVID-19 protocols in Canada, the Blue Jays are playing their first three homestands through May at their spring training facility.
Angels: OF Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. Fowler was hurt when he took an awkward step on second base in Friday night’s game. … 3B Anthony Rendon was out of the original startin lineup. Manager Joe Maddon said Rendon felt something in groin making a throw Saturday night.
Angels: Play at Kansas City on Monday night.
Blue Jays: Will face Yankees ace RHP Gerrit Cole (1-0) Monday night in the opener of a three-game series.