Braves-Phillies postponed due to rain, doubleheader Sunday

FILE – Members of the grounds crew at Citizens Bank Park to help put the tarp on the field. The Braves and Phillies game has been postponed to Sunday to be part of a doubledeader. (AP Photo/Rob Maaddi)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of rain.

The teams will play a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Sunday.

The Phillies now have six doubleheaders on the schedule and already played a seven-inning twinbill against the Yankees on Wednesday.

The Phillies have to make up a week’s worth of games because a coronavirus outbreak among the Marlins forced them to take a week off after several Miami players had the virus during a weekend series in Philadelphia to open the 60-game season.

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