Rain Suspends Levelled Game Five of World Series

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Heavy rain in Philadelphia has suspended the fifth and perhaps deciding game of this year's Baseball World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays. The suspended game was level 2-2 when the rain came down.

The Phillies are up 3-1 in the series (SN reported) and the contest will continue once the weather eases up. It is the first time a World Series game was suspended without at least 9 innings being played. Rain is forecast for the next few days.

MLB commissioner Bud Selig said: "It will be resumed when I believe that weather conditions are appropriate. It will definitely be a night game. Whether it's Tuesday night or Wednesday night or Thursday night or whenever."