NEW YORK -- For the third time this year, the New York Yankees did not wait long to postpone a game at Yankee Stadium.
About six hours before the scheduled first pitch, the Yankees announced that Friday's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates had been postponed due to the expected heavy rains in the forecast and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
The forecast called for a 95 percent chance of rain at first pitch and 80 to 90 percent chances of rain throughout the night. Since the Yankees are slated to be on Fox Sports 1 Saturday, they could not do a doubleheader then.
The Yankees also had rainouts April 15 against the Chicago Cubs and April 30 against the Seattle Mariners. They swept the Cubs in a day-night doubleheader on April 16 and will make up the game with the Mariners on June 2.
David Phelps was slated to start Friday followed by Hiroki Kuroda Saturday and Vidal Nuno Sunday. The Yankees have not announced any rotation changes.
New York is looking for its third straight win after allowing 22 runs during a four-game losing streak. The Yankees are coming off consecutive shutouts over the New York Mets at Citi Field highlighted by Masahiro Tanaka's four-hitter Wednesday and reliever Dellin Betances' six-strikeout performance in 2 1/3 innings Thursday.
For Pittsburgh, Edinson Volquez was slated to start tonight, followed by Charlie Morton Saturday and Gerrit Cole Sunday. The Pirates have not announced if there are any changes to their rotation.
Pittsburgh will be playing its first trip at the current Yankee Stadium and second doubleheader of the season. The Pirates were swept in three-game series at old Yankee Stadium in June 2005 and 2007 and were swept in a doubleheader at Baltimore on May 1.
Overall, the Pirates have dropped three of their last four games following a four-game winning streak at home and have lost 23 of their first 40 games. They fell to 5-12 on the road with Thursday's loss in Milwaukee as the Pirates blew their major league-leading 10th save when Mark Melancon allowed a single and two walks before allowing a game-winning single.
The series will also mark a return to New York for catchers Russell Martin and Chris Stewart. Martin was the primary Yankees catcher in 2011 and 2012 before signing with Pittsburgh, and Stewart was the No. 1 catcher last season before getting traded to the Pirates.