The Yankees are annoyed at the commissioner's office over the way their game against the Devil Rays was postponed.

"It was a mess," GM Brian Cashman said.

Major League Baseball announced yesterday that Monday's postponed game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today, and said the Yankees had withdrawn their request for a forfeit.

Cashman said the Yankees never asked to be awarded a forfeit, but instead requested that the game be postponed until the end of the season so baseball had time to investigate whether the Devil Rays made every effort to get to New York in time for Monday's scheduled doubleheader after being delayed by Hurricane Frances.

* CUBS-MARLINS RESCHEDULED: The Cubs and Marlins will play two doubleheaders to make up the three-game series that was wiped out last weekend in Miami by the hurricane.

One game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Friday at Wrigley Field beginning at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

The teams, who met in the NL Championship Series last year and are battling for the wild card, also will play a doubleheader at Pro Player Stadium on Sept. 20, an off day for both teams.

The rescheduling means the Cubs will play 23 games in 21 days and won't have a day off after this Thursday.

-- From News Services