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Nats-Phils rescheduled for May 16

Nats-Phils rescheduled for May 16

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals announced on Wednesday that their postponed game against the Phillies on April 15 has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 16 at Nationals Park. Game time will be at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Coupled with the regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. contest for that Saturday, the rescheduled game gives fans access to the first weekend version of a day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park.

The two games against Philadelphia on May 16 require separate admission.

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Fans purchasing tickets to the 1:05 afternoon contest can take advantage of Value Game pricing, as most tickets are reduced up to $5. Tickets for this game will be available at the Nationals Park main box office starting on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Jackie Robinson Day, originally scheduled for April 15, will now be celebrated prior to and during the 7:05 p.m. contest on May 16. Both the Nationals and Phillies will don No. 42 jerseys that evening to honor the legacy and spirit of the man responsible for breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. The first 10,000 fans at this game will receive a commemorative No. 42 Jackie Robinson button.

Season-ticket and mini-plan holders whose ticket plan includes tickets for the postponed April 15 contest should retain their tickets for use during the 1:05 p.m. afternoon contest on May 16.

Those with individual-game tickets (all non-season and non-mini-plan tickets) to the postponed April 15 contest may use those tickets for the same seats to the 1:05 p.m. contest on May 16 or may exchange their tickets for any other future 2009 Nationals regular-season home game, excluding the three-game series against the Red Sox from June 23-25. All rain-check exchanges are subject to availability.

Individual-game ticket holders can exchange their tickets at the Nationals Park main box office.

Individual-game tickets and parking are currently on sale for all Nationals games online. Fans interested in Nationals ticket packages including full-, half-, partial- and mini-season plans and group outings of 25 or more should visit the Nationals ticket information page.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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