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Rain hits Philly before Game 3 of Series

Rain hits Philly before Game 3 of Series

Game 3 of the World Series was delayed before it ever started on Saturday by a storm system that brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the area.
"We're going to play baseball tonight," Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said about a half-hour before the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies were scheduled to begin. They were tied at one game each.
MLB officials thought the rain would let up to allow a start at about 9:15 p.m. (01015 GMT) but estimates kept getting moved back. The National Weather Service said the rain was to taper off after midnight.
A postponement would result in games at Philadelphia on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. If the Series went to a sixth game, it would be played on Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Florida and the teams would lose the off day.
The bad weather prevented either team from getting on the field for batting practice or starting pitchers Jamie Moyer and Matt Garza from warming up.


Updated : 2021-02-26 21:46 GMT+08:00