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Astros vs. Phillies Game 3 of World Series postponed due to rain

Bad weather in Philly has pushed back Game 3 with the series tied 1-1.

Rain is cleared from a dugout during a rain delayed game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Update, 7:00 p.m. ET — The game has been postponed due to rain in Philadelphia. Game 3 will be played Tuesday.

Update, 6:05 p.m. ET — Rain has started at Citizens Bank Park and there will be another decision made on the game at 6:45 p.m. ET, per reports. So we’ll know whether or not they’ll play Monday or postpone Game 3 to Tuesday.

Update, 4:45 p.m. ET — The MLB released this statement on the weather for Game 3 in Philadelphia. So it appears we’ll wait and see what they determine with first pitch set for 8:03 p.m. ET.

MLB officials are reportedly set to meet with the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon to discuss the forecast for Monday night’s World Series game in Philadelphia. With first pitch scheduled for 8:03 p.m. ET, it looks like rain is going to move into the area just as the game begins, and isn’t supposed to let up until Tuesday morning.

The chance of rain moves from 56% at 7:00 p.m. to 99% at 8:00, and the percentages remain in the 90s until 10:00 p.m. The teams are going to discuss whether the rain can or should be played through or if Game 3 will need to be delayed.

The series is currently tied at 1-1 after the Phillies won Game 1 and the Astros took home Game 2. This is the first game of the series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Astros are favored -135 on the moneyline on DraftKings Sportsbook for Game 3. Lance McCullers Jr. is slated to start for Houston while Noah Syndergaard will go for the Phils.