NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has rescheduled three Sunday games in California because of the forecast for Hurricane Hilary.
The changes were announced as Hurricane Hilary churned off Mexico’s Pacific coast Friday as a powerful Category 4 storm.
Each of the games — Arizona at San Diego, Tampa Bay at the Los Angeles Angels and Miami at the Los Angeles Dodgers — will be played Saturday as part of split doubleheaders.
The first game in San Diego begins at 12:10 p.m., and the second is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. The opener at Angel Stadium starts at 1:07 p.m., and the nightcap is scheduled for 6:07 p.m.. The games at Dodger Stadium are scheduled for noon and 6:10 p.m.
Hillary grew in strength early Friday before losing some steam in the afternoon, with sustained winds falling from 145 mph to 130 mph. It was forecast to be a hurricane when approaching Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Saturday night and a tropical storm when approaching Southern California on Sunday.
No tropical storm has made landfall in Southern California since Sept. 25, 1939, according to the National Weather Service.