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Cleveland Guardians postpone AL Central championship flag raising celebration until Saturday due to rain

As of now, Tuesday evening's game against the Tampa Bay Rays is still on, but showers are expected to linger throughout the night.

CLEVELAND — The Guardians are American League Central Division champions, but fans will have to wait a little bit to celebrate with the team.

The club has announced its scheduled flag raising ceremony, scheduled to take place before Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, has been postponed until Saturday's matchup with the Kansas City Royals due to inclement weather. As of now, tonight's contest at Progressive Field is still on, but the forecast shows rain is expected to linger into Wednesday morning.

Cleveland has traditionally displayed flags at the stadium after winning division or league titles, doing so most recently after winning the Central in 2018. The triumphant banner traditionally flies beyond the center field fence, next to the American flag.

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The America League Central Division Championship flag flies at the Cleveland Indians Progressive Field before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

The Guards finish up the regular season with a nine-game homestand following a six-game road trip that ended with them clinching. Saturday's ceremony will be just a part of "Fan Appreciation Weekend" against the Royals, which will include discounted tickets and concessions, fireworks, and chances to win autographed items and for kids to run the bases.

As of now, the Guardians would begin postseason action in the AL Wild Card Series, which starts Oct. 7. All games would be at home and tickets go on sale to the general public this Thursday.

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