Today's game between the visiting Blue Jays and the Devil Rays was canceled because of Hurricane Jeanne and will not be made up.
Last night's game between the teams, scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m., was being played with the caveat that no inning could start after 9:15 p.m. The curfew was a precaution to make sure the Blue Jays will be able to fly out of Florida after the game.
"I was looking at the radar screen and it's coming quick," Toronto Manager John Gibbons said. "The sooner we get out of here, the better."
Hurricane Jeanne was expected to hit Florida late yesterday or early today. Rain from the storm also could impact the latter part of Toronto's four-game series at Baltimore, which begins tomorrow.
It's the second time this month a hurricane has caused games at Tropicana Field -- which is a domed stadium -- to be called.
On Sept. 4-5, games between the Devil Rays and the Tigers were postponed by Hurricane Frances. Those games are scheduled to be made up in a doubleheader Thursday.
"If this thing keeps heading west, it's going to be dangerous out there," Devil Rays Manager Lou Piniella said.
The Devil Rays also had a game on Sept. 17, 2000, against the Athletics postponed by Hurricane Gordon.
-- From News Services