Postponed to Tuesday, the third game of the World Cup

PHILADELPHIA — Game 3 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros ended Monday night with the series tied, pushing the entire Fall Classic schedule back a day.

Rain forced Game 3 to be played Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Better weather conditions are forecast.

A few boos could be heard in the ballpark when the delay was announced, about an hour before the first pitch scheduled on Halloween night.

The fourth game is played on Wednesday night, and the fifth was left for Thursday, the day that was planned for the eventual return to Houston. Game 5 will compete with an NFL matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Houston Texans.

The teams practiced on the field before putting up the tarp around 5 p.m., about three hours before the first pitch.

The fourth game was scheduled for Wednesday, and the fifth game will be played on Thursday, the day scheduled for the trip. Game 5 will compete with an NFL matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Houston Texans.

Teams will have a travel day on Friday, if necessary. That was the day for the sixth game.

With the change of schedule, the sixth game was left for Saturday, and the seventh will be played on Sunday.

After two games in Houston, the World Series moved to Philadelphia on Monday. The Astros had right-hander Lance McCullers slated to start against Phillies right-hander Noah Syndergaard.

Astros manager Dusty Baker said McCullers would remain the starter for Game 3 in case of a rain delay. He is followed by Cristian Javier on Wednesday and Justin Verlander in Game 5 on Thursday.

The Phillies have since changed plans and will now play Ranger Suarez on Tuesday and Aaron Nola in Game 4 on Wednesday.

To recall, the Phillies were crowned the 2008 World Series champions by winning a Game 5 that lasted three days due to rain.

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