Schedule change: Phillies to play doubleheader Friday in D.C. originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
CHICAGO -- Hurricane Ian has forced changes in the Phillies' schedule for their upcoming series in Washington.
The Phillies and Nationals will play a separate admission doubleheader on Friday. Game times will be 1 and 7 p.m.
The teams will play Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. If Saturday's game is rained out, a doubleheader will be played on Sunday.
The two teams had initially been scheduled to play a single game Friday night followed by a doubleheader Saturday and a single game on Sunday.
The Phillies are going right down to the wire in their quest to break a 10-year postseason drought. They had lost four in a row and entered Thursday's game against the Cubs with a half-game lead over Milwaukee for the final NL wild-card spot. After Thursday, there will be seven games remaining in the regular season, four in Washington and three in Houston.