Opening day Astros-Yankees game postponed due to inclement weather

Game rescheduled for Tuesday at 12:05 p.m.


The Opening Day Astros vs. Yankees game in New York has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow. 

The game is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET/ noon CT time.

Both teams made the announcements on Twitter.

AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to start for Houston against Masahiro Tanaka of New York in a rematch of last year's AL wild-card game, won by the Astros 3-0.

It was 40 degrees and drizzling when Monday's game was called, 4½ hours before the scheduled first pitch for the afternoon start. Tuesday's forecast is for sunshine and temperatures of about 40 at game time.

The Astros are one of four teams featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated's baseball preview issues, but that's not the most exciting part about it.  SI has chosen the Astros to win the World Series this year.

The highly-anticipated game has the city abuzz. The Empire State Building was briefly lit up in orange and blue -- it had also displayed colors of other competing teams.

For a breakdown of the rest of opening day throughout major league baseball, click here.