Yankees Vs. Astros Weather Forecast: Rain Delays ALCS Game 4 Start, MLB Aims For 8:30 Kickoff

In New York, the Houston Astros are on the verge of securing their fourth American League title in six years as they face off against the New York Yankees Sunday night, leading the ALCS 3-0. Only the 2004 Boston Red Sox have come back from such a deficit in the ALCS, a feat the Yankees aim to match. Details for watching Game 4 are available for fans.

Due to rain in New York, the start of Game 4 has been delayed, with MLB aiming for an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff, as announced by the league. The night’s forecast predicts more rain, though conditions are expected to allow play, mirroring the weather during the NLCS Game 5 between the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies earlier on Sunday.

In the postseason, MLB oversees all decisions related to weather, striving to ensure games last a full nine innings without interruptions or mid-game delays. This postseason, the Yankees have experienced two postponements due to rain out of four home games – Games 2 and 5 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Guardians.

With no additional off-days scheduled for the ALCS, a postponement of Game 4 would result in the series being delayed by a day. Should the series extend to a seventh game, it would take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, with the World Series set to start on Friday, Oct. 28. The winner would then have to play in the World Series the following day.

Despite the Astros’ commanding 3-0 lead making a seven-game series seem unlikely, Sunday’s rain could potentially delay or even postpone Game 4 between the Astros and Yankees.

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