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Red Sox hope to get tonight's game in

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 4, 2011 04:15 PM

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It's raining at Fenway and batting practice will be inside for both teams.

But Terry Francona just said he has been told the Red Sox and Angels should be able to get the game in tonight. The gates will open on time, but he advised that the game may not start in time.

The Angels do not return to Fenway Park this season, so all efforts will be made to play tonight. A doubleheader on Thursday is unlikely because the Angels have a home game on Friday.

"We need to play," Francona said.

UPDATE: Here's what the Sox have to say:

The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for scattered rain showers during the afternoon and evening hours. Conditions are expected to improve as the evening progresses.

All Fenway Park gates will open as regularly scheduled at 5:40 p.m. with a limited opening on Yawkey Way at 5:10 p.m. The Red Sox are hopeful that tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., will be played. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.

This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.

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