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Red Sox Move Sunday’s Game To Saturday Due To Hurricane Irene

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have moved Sunday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics to Saturday night as part of a day-night doubleheader in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

The start time of the first game was moved up to noon, with the second game scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. as part of the changes announced Thursday.

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Potential severe weather has been forecast for the area late Saturday and throughout the day on Sunday as Hurricane Irene moves up the East Coast.

“We felt it was necessary and prudent to move the Sunday game to Saturday,” Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino said. “This will not only give us the best opportunity to play the scheduled games, but also help to insure that traveling conditions are safer for our fans.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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