Nationals’ opening day game in Cincinnati postponed due to weather

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals’ opening day game scheduled for Thursday in Cincinnati has been postponed.

The Cincinnati Reds announced that the Thursday game against the Nats would be postponed because of inclement weather expected in the Cincinnati area. The game has been rescheduled for 4:10 p.m. Friday as well as all other opening day festivities.

Friday was a scheduled day off for both teams.

It’s the first time since 1966 that Cincinnati has rescheduled its season opener because of the weather.

Fans who have tickets for the game can present the same ticket for the rescheduled Friday game with no exchange necessary, the Reds said. The Nationals have not yet released instructions for fans who have tickets to opening day but can’t attend the rescheduled Friday game.

Max Scherzer will pitch in Friday’s game against the Reds’ right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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