1:05 PM ET, March 12, 2010

Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida 

Cardinals, Red Sox postpone game because of rain

Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox postponed their game on Friday because of rain and agreed to a rare spring training makeup date.

Boston and St. Louis will split their squads on March 22, adding a game in Jupiter. Stadium officials were expecting one of the largest crowds of the spring Friday.

"If I were the Cardinals and I had a sellout I would want to play the game, too," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.

The Red Sox are playing Tampa Bay in Fort Myers on March 22 and the Cardinals have a game in Kissimmee against the Astros.

Both teams have adjusted their pitching plans by adding 'B' games on Saturday against their minor leaguers.

Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz, scheduled to start Friday, will start Saturday's 'A' game against the Pirates in Fort Myers. Michael Bowden follows Buchholz.

"The good side of it is (Thursday) we played long enough," Francona said about Boston's 8-2 victory over the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

"(John) Lackey got his stuff in. The regulars played long enough."

Cardinals right-hander Rich Hill, scheduled to start Friday, will start the 'B' game on Saturday and right-hander Chris Carpenter will keep his regular scheduled start at 1:05 p.m. against Houston on the main field.

"You hate it when you have to make adjustments," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "But the way we are, we'll be able to adjust.

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StadiumRoger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, FL