BALTIMORE (AP) - Tuesday night's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain.

The game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Both teams had an off-day Thursday.

The postponement of the opener of the two-game series delays the return of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who is ready to come off the 15-day disabled list. Machado hasn't played for Baltimore since undergoing left knee surgery last October.

Machado won't formally be activated from the DL until before the Orioles are to play a game, manager Buck Showalter said. Rain is in the forecast Wednesday, too.

Machado is ready to play, rain or shine.

He says, "I'm here to play baseball, if it is snow, if it is rain, if it is whatever."

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