CHICAGO -- Friday night's game between the White Sox and Twins was postponed because of a forecast of rain throughout the evening. The game has been rescheduled as part of a straight doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT.
Fans with tickets to Saturday's regularly scheduled game will get two games. All tickets and parking from Friday's game are now gift certificates that can be used for any future regular-season home game, including future seasons. To redeem, fans should bring their tickets and parking passes to the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office.
Jose Quintana and Phil Hughes, the scheduled starters for Friday, will start Game 1 on Saturday. Scott Carroll gets the call in the nightcap for the White Sox, with Logan Darnell starting for the Twins. Hector Noesi will pitch Sunday's series finale for the South Siders.
Per weather.com, the chance for rain in Chicago for Friday hovered at around 70 percent or 80 percent during the expected game-time hours with a temperature near 50 degrees. The second game of Saturday's doubleheader is set to begin approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game, but not before the regularly scheduled 6:10 p.m. first pitch.
Both games of the doubleheader will be available on MLB.TV. Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus will broadcast the first game, while WGN will televise the nightcap as originally scheduled. WSCR 670-AM and ESPN Deportes 97.5-FM will carry both games.
The White Sox Miller Lite Irish Flat Cap promotional giveaway scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 25, marking the start of the season's final homestand covering four games against Kansas City. Saturday's Paul Konerko promotional game-worn uniform baseball card, presented by Wintrust Community Trust Bank, will be given to the first 20,000 fans beginning when the gates to the park open at 2:10 p.m.
The cancellation marks the third home postponement for the White Sox. They also were postponed by rain on June 10 against Detroit and June 30 against the Angels. They eventually split a doubleheader with the Tigers on Aug. 30 and were swept by the Angels on July 1.
Including Saturday's doubleheader, the White Sox have 16 games remaining.
Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.