The St. Paul Saints did not have any home rainouts in the regular season. But Game 1 of their first-round North Division Series playoff game was. With 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast throughout Tuesday evening, the first playoff game for the Saints since 2016 was postponed.
The Saints and Gary will now play Game 1 of the best-of-five series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at CHS Field. Game 2 will be at the same time and venue Thursday.
Fans with tickets for Tuesday's game can use them Thursday.
Game 3 will be at 7 p.m. Friday, as originally scheduled, at the SouthShore RailCats' ballpark, the U.S. Steel Yard. Games 4 and 5, if needed, also will be there on Saturday and Sunday.
Both teams finished 59-41, but Gary was 7-6 in head-to-head games and thereby was declared the North Division champion.
• Kansas City's Joe Calfapietra, whose T-Bones finished second in the South Division to make the playoffs, was named the league's Manager of the Year in the American Association. He began coaching in 1994 when the T-Bones were in Duluth and nicknamed the Dukes.
• Wisconsin sophomore Sydney Hilley, from Champlin Park High School, was named the Big Ten's co-setter of the week. She had 50 assists as the Badgers upset of then-No. 2 Texas.
• Former Minnesota State Mankato defenseman Clint Lewis, of Burnsville, signed with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. … Another Mavericks alumnus, defenseman Zach Palmquist, signed with Lehigh Valley of the AHL after four seasons with the Iowa Wild. He is a South St. Paul native.