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Phillies vs. Tigers game Wednesday postponed because of poor air quality

Game against Detroit is rescheduled for Thursday night

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Because of poor air quality in Philadelphia originating from Canadian wildfires, the Phillies' home game Wednesday night against the Tigers has been postponed.

The game was rescheduled for Thursday at 6:05 p.m. ET. Tickets for Wednesday's game are valid Thursday.

“It’s a situation where we have to let other people guide us," Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said following the announcement. "Major League Baseball and the experts feel it’s now reached a point where it’s unhealthy for people to be outside. So we go along with what they say.”

The Phillies played through hazy air Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park and earned their fourth consecutive victory, beating Detroit in a 1-0 game.

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health issued a Code Red Fine Particles Day Alert on Wednesday morning. The Health Department officially recommended that organizations planning outdoor activities Wednesday “consider postponing them for everyone’s safety.”

The Phillies are scheduled to complete their homestand with a three-game series Friday through Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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