Hurricane Irene already impacting Sunday MLB sked

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Hurricane Irene already impacting Sunday MLB sked

From Comcast SportsNet Thursday, August 25, 2011

Major League Baseball has started to rearrange its weekend schedule as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, shifting a game between the Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies.

The game between the Marlins and Phillies set for Sunday in Philadelphia has been moved up a day. The teams now will play it on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m., creating a day-night doubleheader.

MLB announced the shift Thursday. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi also says there is talk about his team playing a doubleheader Friday in Baltimore because of potential rainouts over the weekend.

The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets are also home this weekend and could be affected.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.