Phillies vs. Nationals rained out, doubleheader set for Saturday

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WASHINGTON — The second game of Friday’s doubleheader between the Phillies and Washington Nationals has been postponed because of rain.

The teams are now scheduled to play a separate admission doubleheader Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Kyle Gibson will start Game 1 and Noah Syndergaard will start Game 2.

A single game is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Phillies won the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, 5-1, on the strength of Bailey Falter’s six shutout innings and Rhys Hoskins’ two RBIs.

The Phillies lead Milwaukee by a game for the final NL wild-card spot. Milwaukee is playing Friday night. The Phils’ magic number to close out the Brewers and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011 is 5.

 

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