The Reds (2-5) were rained out Saturday. It was their second rainout in three days. Their series finale against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday was also postponed by rain.
The doubleheader rule was created Friday and went into affect Saturday. The Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and a number of other teams have had games postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests and will have to play a number of doubleheaders before the season ends Sept. 29.
Here is the new doubleheader rule for 2020 from Major League Baseball:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Official Baseball Rule 7.01(a) (“Regulation Games”), a regulation game in both games of a double-header shall consist of seven innings, unless extended because of a tie score. In this respect, the “Extra Innings” rule contained in Section 5.1.2 of the 2020 Operations Manual shall apply to each half-inning following the completion of the seventh inning.
Please note that OBR 7.01(c) shall still apply, such that if a game is called, it is a regulation game (1) if five innings have been completed; (2) if the home team has scored more runs in four or four and a fraction half-innings than the visiting team has scored in five completed half-innings; or (3) if the home team scores one or more runs in its half of the fifth inning to tie the score.