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FAQs on the suspended Game 6

FAQs on the suspended Game 6

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NEW YORK -- With the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Angels on a temporary weather-induced hiatus, here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the current situation.

When will Game 6 and (if necessary) Game 7 be played?

Because of Saturday's inclement weather, Game 6 has been pushed back to Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET. It will air on FOX.

If the Angels win Game 6 and a Game 7 is necessary, it would be played Monday at 7:57 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, also on FOX.

What is the ticket policy and procedure for the remainder of the ALCS?

Those fans with tickets for Game 6 will only be able to use them on Sunday. Those with tickets to Game 7 will only be able to use them Monday, if the game takes place.

What is the forecast for Sunday?

It's looking a lot better than Saturday.

POSTSEASON POSTPONEMENTS
Since Wild Card era began in 1995
Year Game Matchup
1996 ALCS, Gm. 1 BAL at NYY
WS, Gm. 1 ATL at NYY
2003 ALCS, Gm. 4 NYY at BOS
2004 ALCS, Gm. 3 NYY at BOS
2005 ALCS, Gm. 4 LAA at NYY
2006 ALDS, Gm. 2 DET at NYY
NLCS, Gm. 1 STL at NYM
NLCS, Gm. 5 NYM at STL
2008 WS, Gm. 5* TB at PHI
2009 NLDS, Gm. 3 PHI at COL
2009 ALCS, Gm. 6 LAA at NYY
*- Rain forced the suspension of Game 5 of the 2008 World Series. The game was completed two days later.

Weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel, is forecasting clear skies and a temperature of 53 degrees at 8 p.m. They are calling for a zero percent chance of precipitation.

Weatherbug, which provides weather updates to MLB, said that there is a five percent chance of precipitation at 8 p.m., rising to 10 percent at 9 p.m., with temperatures in the mid-50s.

The National Weather Service is calling for mostly clear skies, with a low temperature around 48 and northwest winds at 6 mph.

Accuweather predicts clear skies and 58 degrees at 8 p.m. and no chance of precipitation all night.

Sounds like "play ball" kind of weather.

How might this affect each team's rotation?

For the Yankees, it's business as usual. Andy Pettitte gets the starting nod for Game 6 on Sunday, and CC Sabathia is the probable pitcher for a potential Game 7.

For the Angels, this changes things, potentially for the better. Left-hander Joe Saunders will still get the start in Game 6, and the likes of Jered Weaver and John Lackey will still be available out of the bullpen.

But because Game 6 has been pushed back a day, if Lackey isn't used Sunday and the Angels win, the Halos would have their ace available to make the start in Game 7.

"We're getting too far ahead of ourselves," Lackey said. "We've got to win [Sunday]."

Weaver, who had at one time been listed as the Angels' probable starter for a Game 7, said he is ready, willing and able to help out of the 'pen again, as he did in Game 5. He expects that Lackey would be the Game 7 starter, if need be.

AL Championship Series
Gm. 1 NYY 4, LAA 1 Wrap Video
Gm. 2 NYY 4, LAA 3 Wrap Video
Gm. 3 LAA 5, NYY 4 Wrap Video
Gm. 4 NY 10, LAA 1 Wrap Video
Gm. 5 LAA 7, NYY 6 Wrap Video
Gm. 6 NYY 5, LAA 2 Wrap Video

"That's our horse," Weaver said. "He's had a little more experience in that regard."

Who made the decision to postpone Game 6?

That decision was in the hands of Major League Baseball, not the clubs.

Why didn't they wait longer to postpone the game? Couldn't an attempt have been made to start it?

Heavy rains hit the Bronx area all day and were forecast to last through the night. MLB did not want to affect the integrity of the starting pitcher situation. Neither team wanted its starter to get warmed up and/or begin the game, only to have to sit through a long delay.

"That really affects the outcome of a ballgame," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "And if you can stay away from it, I know it's a concern of ours and a concern of Major League Baseball's. I'm sure it is of the Yankees, too. So we'll have everything intact, ready to go [Sunday]."

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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