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Cardinals/Nationals postponed, day-night doubleheader will be played Wednesday in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals

game scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed by a severe storm

that set off a tornado siren.

A day-night doubleheader was set for Wednesday with games at

1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

The game was called after a delay of two hours and 21 minutes.

Based on forecasts, the Cardinals announced 20 minutes before the

scheduled first pitch that it would not begin on time.

Heavy rain reached Busch Stadium about 20 minutes after the

scheduled 7:15 p.m. start. Hail came down so hard some small cubes

pounded through the roof and into a back aisle of the press box.

Thousands of fans stayed in their seats even after a tornado

warning siren sounded, then sprinted up the aisles to relative

safety.

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