Marlins at Nationals postponed by cold; May 14 makeup date

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals' game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday was postponed because of unseasonably cold weather and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on May 14 at 1:05 p.m.

The Nationals said the wind chill was predicted to be in the upper 20s to low 30s on Saturday at the scheduled 4:05 p.m. first pitch. It snowed in the nation's capital earlier in the day.

The game was called off about 3 1/2 hours before the start and neither the Nationals (2-1) nor the Marlins (1-2) made their manager and players available to the media.

The teams had an off day Friday after Miami won Washington's home opener 6-4 on Thursday.

Both clubs said the pitchers who were supposed to start Saturday will be on the mound Sunday: Washington's Joe Ross against Miami's Tom Koehler.

Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper heads into Sunday with 99 career homers for Washington. He has five homers in 24 career at-bats against Koehler.

The Nationals said opening day starter Max Scherzer will pitch Monday against the Atlanta Braves, delaying Gio Gonzalez's season debut until Tuesday at the earliest. Gonzalez hasn't pitched in a game since a March 27 spring training exhibition.

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