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D-backs vs. Braves game postponed, rescheduled to Sunday

Apr 24, 2021, 3:45 PM | Updated: 4:56 pm
The outfield at Truist Park takes on a white cast during a hail storm prior to a baseball game betw...

The outfield at Truist Park takes on a white cast during a hail storm prior to a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Atlanta. Thunderstorms were were forecast in Atlanta in the early evening. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday has been postponed, the Braves announced about an hour before first pitch was scheduled.

There was a severe thunderstorm watch in some Georgia counties on Saturday as hail was falling at Truist Park in Atlanta. The weather forced the game to be rescheduled to Sunday.

Arizona and Atlanta will play a double-header, with the first game scheduled for 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time and the original Sunday game set to be played 40 minutes after the completion of the first game.

Both will be seven-inning games, according to the Diamondbacks.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, Atlanta-based meteorologist Jason Disharoon tweeted a video of rain and “pea-sized hail” in the area.

People with tickets to the Saturday game will receive credit to their online Braves account. Those who have tickets for the original Sunday game will be allowed to attend both double-header games and stay in the same seat.

This postponement will pause the D-backs’ push toward a .500 record. Now 9-11 on the season, Arizona’s four-game win streak was snapped on Friday in the series opener against the Braves.

It also ends the D-backs’ 866-game streak of games without a weather postponement, according to MLB’s Steve Gilbert. This had been the longest such stretch for a team since 1990.

The teams are scheduled to play the final two games of the series on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Will Smith works against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) 
              Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies celebrates after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            Atlanta Braves outfielders, from left to right, Marcell Ozuna, Guillermo Heredia and Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrate their win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at the end of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) 
              Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves' Huascar Ynoa during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            
              Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly, right, is congratulated by third base coach Tony Perezchica after hitting a two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            
              Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            
              Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            
              Atlanta Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa works against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
            Josh Rojas #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI double in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Atlanta Braves' Huascar Ynoa watches his RBI single off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley, right, is congratulated by Ozzie Albies after hitting a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley swings for a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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