PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The World Series may resume tonight, weather permitting. Monday’s suspended game is scheduled to resume tonight at 8:37 p.m. EDT with the Rays and Phillies tied 2-2 in the 6th inning. The Phillies lead the Series 3 games to 1.
If the Phillies win Game 5 they claim their first World Series title since 1980.
Tampa Bay needs to win Game 5 to send the Series back to Florida for a sixth game and possibly Game 7.
The weather forecast for Philadelphia calls for clearing skies by early afternoon, with temperatures in the upper 30s by nightfall.
The Phillies and Rays drew the worst Game 5 television rating in history for Monday night’s 5 1/2-inning suspended game. So far, the television numbers are down 20 percent from the current record low for a full World Series, which was the St. Louis-Detroit series two years ago.