Hurricane Irene already impacting Sunday MLB sked

August 25, 2011, 7:49 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Thursday, August 25, 2011

Major League Baseball has started to rearrange its weekend schedule as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, shifting a game between the Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies.

The game between the Marlins and Phillies set for Sunday in Philadelphia has been moved up a day. The teams now will play it on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m., creating a day-night doubleheader.

MLB announced the shift Thursday. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi also says there is talk about his team playing a doubleheader Friday in Baltimore because of potential rainouts over the weekend.

The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets are also home this weekend and could be affected.

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