Anxiety grows: ALCS Game 6 postponed

October 24, 2009 3:30:25 PM PDT
Game 6 of the AL championship series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees has been postponed because of rain.

The game was rescheduled for 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

New York leads the series 3-2 and need one victory to clinch its 40th pennant and reach the World Series for the first time since 2003.

Rain has been falling off and on in New York since Friday night. A steady drizzle, with occasional spurts of heavy downpour, kept the tarp on the field all afternoon. The game was called by Major League Baseball nearly 2 hours before the scheduled first pitch of 7:57 p.m.

Joe Saunders had been slated to start for Los Angeles against fellow left-hander Andy Pettitte.

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