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MLB Weather Report: Rain Expected for Pirates-Diamondbacks and Reds-Braves

By Ian McCafferty
San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates / Joe Sargent
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Rain is a baseball game's worst nightmare and on Thursday, April 25, three of the six outdoor MLB games are expected to see some precipitation around game time.

The first game of the day at 12:35 EST is Arizona-Pittsburgh at PNC Park. But with rain on the way, it's unclear if the game will even be played at all.

There's a 30 percent chance of rain at first pitch and that continues on through the afternoon. The Pirates might be able to squeeze it in under wet conditions before the heavy rain hits later in the night, but it'll most likely be unpleasant all around.

The other game heavily affected by rain is the 6:40 EST start in Cincinnati, as there's heavy rain expected later in the game and a 75 percent chance of rain at first pitch.

They may find a small pocket to get the game in, probably under wet conditions, but as of right now this game is in serious jeopardy of a rainout.

The final game with potential weather is Miami-Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. Unlike the other two National League games, only light rain is expected at worst, but it's still something to watch out for.

The rest of Thursday's games should all be played without incident while Dodgers-Cubs at 2:20 EST will have some mild winds blowing in from right field during the game.

The games to watch out for are Diamondbacks-Pirates and especially Braves-Reds as both games are in danger of being delayed and even postponed due to rain.


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