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Rainout in Philly pushes Myers' home start to Sunday

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Rain forced the postponement of the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, delaying Brett Myers' first start at home since his arrest for domestic assault and battery.

The game will be replayed as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sept. 2, with the first game set to begin at 1:05 p.m. and the nightcap scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The teams play Sunday night. Myers (6-3) will oppose Horacio Ramirez (5-3).

Myers was arrested last month for allegedly striking his wife, Kim, in the face on a Boston street corner. The Phillies came under heavy criticism for allowing Myers to pitch against the Red Sox a day after the incident.

Myers pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed on the temporary inactive list a few days after pitching against Boston. He returned to the Phillies last week, and pitched seven solid innings in a victory at San Francisco last Sunday.

The Braves would've been without their two most dangerous hitters, Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones. Chipper Jones, who has a 20-game hitting streak, injured his left side early in Friday night's game. Andruw Jones was a late scratch because of a sore back. Both players are day-to-day.

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These two fans brave the elements while other folks run for cover in Philadelphia.  (AP)
These two fans brave the elements while other folks run for cover in Philadelphia. (AP)

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