Series: Game 1 of 3

Series starts Fri 6/25

Game 1: Friday, June 25
NY MetsPostponed
NY Yankees
Game 1: Saturday, June 26
NY Mets9Final
NY Yankees3
Game 2: Sunday, June 27
NY Mets1Final
NY Yankees8
Game 3: Sunday, June 27
NY Mets6Final
NY Yankees11

7:05 PM ET, June 25, 2004

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York 

Starting Pitchers

New York: Leiter (10-8, 3.21 ERA)

New York: Halsey (1-3, 6.47 ERA)

Leiter, Halsey go Saturday; Contreras Sunday

NEW YORK -- The Subway Series opener between the Mets and Yankees was rained out Friday night, called before it ever began because of showers and a poor forecast.

The teams will make it up with a day-night doubleheader Sunday at Yankee Stadium, with the first game at 1:05 p.m. and the other starting at 8:05 p.m.

Toward the end of the Yankees' batting practice, sprinkles began. The Mets were already on the field, but left as the rain intensified.

Around the scheduled start at 7:05 p.m., the rain let up and lots of fans in the sellout crowd headed to their seats. But about 40 minutes later, with a light rain falling, it was announced that the game was postponed and many fans booed.

The Yankees pushed back their rotation by a day. Rookie Brad Halsey will start Saturday afternoon, with Jose Contreras pitching the opener Sunday and Mike Mussina working the second game.

The Yankees swept all six games of the Subway Series last year. Overall, the Yankees lead the series 24-12 since interleague play began in 1997, not including their five-game win over the Mets in the 2000 World Series.

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