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Braves-Phils game postponed

Braves-Phils game postponed

ATLANTA -- One of these days, the Braves and Phillies will compete in a game that isn't part of a doubleheader. But that day won't come until at least Thursday.

Heavy rains forced the postponement of Tuesday night's game between the Braves and Phillies at Turner Field. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader that will start at 4:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

"If you can't play, you can't play," Braves manager Bobby Cox said just as Tuesday's game was called at about 5:15 p.m. ET. "A doubleheader is a doubleheader."

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The Braves certainly know plenty about doubleheaders. They played consecutive twinbills against the Phillies on Sept. 2 and 3. They then played another against the Mets on Sept. 6.

During the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, Kyle Davies will oppose Phillies southpaw Randy Wolf. The nightcap, which will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, will pit Tim Hudson against Jon Lieber.

The first game will be televised on Turner South and the second will be aired on FSN South.

Fans who had individual or group tickets for Tuesday's game can exchange them for Wednesday or any of the other remaining games this season. The Tim Hudson statue that was slated as Tuesday's giveaway will be presented to fans who attend Wednesday's twinbill.

This is the ninth game that has been postponed at Turner Field, which opened in 1997. Eight of the postponements have occurred during the course of the past four seasons.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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