Rays-Royals postponed; DH on Wednesday


Due to heavy rains expected in the Kansas City area this evening, the Kansas City Royals-Tampa Bay Rays game scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The clubs will play a single-admission doubleheader tomorrow (May 1), with the first game scheduled for 1:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. CT, and the second game beginning 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Fans who had tickets for the game originally scheduled for 7:15 p.m. tomorrow are able to attend both games with their original May 1 ticket. Tickets for the Tuesday, April 30 game are not valid for entry for the May 1 games. All fans who had tickets for the April 30 game may exchange their ticket for any game during the 2019 regular season. Qualifying ticket purchasers for the originally scheduled May 1 game at 7:15 p.m. who are unable to attend due to the time change will be emailed a ticket voucher for a future 2019 regular season game.

For the Royals’ full ticket exchange/weather postponement policy, please visit:

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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