World Series Game 3 postponed due to rain in Philadelphia

With rain forecast for most of the night, MLB and Phillies and Astros officials postponed Game 3 of the World Series.

It was to be the first World Series game played at Citizens Bank Park since 2009.

Game 3 will be played Tuesday night, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports on Twitter. The series will now be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Philadelphia. Friday becomes a travel day, before Games 6 and 7 Saturday and Sunday in Houston, if necessary.

“The remainder of the Fall Classic will push back one day. Tickets for all games remain valid for the game number on each ticket,” MLB said in a statement. All games remain at 8:03 p.m. Monday night tickets are valid for Tuesday night and the schedule follows from there.

Nightengale to CBP:Astros at Phillies World Series Game 3 postponed due to rain, postponed to Tuesday

On Monday, under heavy clouds and gray skies, the tarp entered the field just after 5 p.m. Before that, the Phillies players were on the field to warm up.

MLB officials said they consulted with three weather experts before calling the Phillies-Astros game. MLB commissioner Robert Manfred confirmed the postponement and new schedule.

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm waits to hit during batting practice before Game 3 of the World Series of Baseball between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, October 31, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected before midnight, then showers are likely, and possibly a thunderstorm, between midnight and 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Fans pose outside the stadium before Game 3 of the World Series of Baseball between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 in Philadelphia.

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The Phillies and Houston Astros are tied 1-1 in the 118th World Series. Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to take the mound for the Phillies and Lance McCullers Jr. of the Astros was scheduled to start for Houston.

The Houston Astros will go with the same starting roster on Tuesday even with Phillies moving from Syndergaard to Ranger Suarez, reports Nightengale.

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