CLEVELAND -- After a rain delay that stretched for more than 3 1/2 hours, the D-backs' opener vs. the Indians was postponed on Tuesday night.
The teams will play a traditional doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning at 1:05 p.m MST. Andrew Chafin will make his Major League debut in Game 1 against Trevor Bauer (4-7, 4.52 ERA). Chafin grew up about 50 miles from Cleveland and played college baseball at nearby Kent State University.
Tuesday's game was initially delayed at 7:57 p.m. in the fourth inning.
There was a brief attempt to try to resume play at 11:30, but the rain started pouring again and wouldn't let up.
"Right there at the end, they said [the rain] might miss us, it might not," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "But it just keeps building. We're just right in the trough."
Steve DiMatteo is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.