Reds' series opener vs. White Sox postponed

CHICAGO -- Because of showers in the area Friday night, the Reds' three-game series opener vs. the White Sox was postponed following a 32-minute delay. The game will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader to be played on Saturday.

Game 1 will start at 4:10 p.m. ET, with Game 2 scheduled to begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. The second game will begin no sooner than its originally scheduled 7:10 p.m. start.

Reds ace Johnny Cueto, who was slated to start Saturday, will start Game 1 vs. Chicago's Hector Noesi. Friday's original starter for the Reds, Jason Marquis, is now scheduled for Game 2 against Carlos Rodon, who will be making his first Major League start.

The Reds last played a traditional doubleheader on July 23, 2013, vs. the Giants at AT&T Park. One of the games was a makeup for a rainout that happened earlier in the month in Cincinnati.

Last season, the Reds played three day-night doubleheaders.

There have been nine hours, eight minutes of rain delays for the Reds this season, covering five games. This is the second rainout for Cincinnati in 2015.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.