Braves rained out in Philadel­phia

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PHILADEL­PHIA — Rhys Hoskins took a rain check on go­ing deep.

Hoskins’ thun­der­ous bat got the day off at a cold and damp Cit­i­zens Bank Park when Tuesday night’s game be­tween the At­lanta Braves and the Philadel­phia Phillies was post­poned.

He has two chances to end Au­gust with the best month by a rookie in team his­tory. The Braves and Phillies will play a sin­gle-ad­mis­sion dou­ble­header to­day. The first game will start at 12:05 p.m. and all gates will open at 11:05 a.m.

The Phillies, winners of two straight, have the worst record in base­ball. The Braves have lost three in a row and seven of 10.

Philadel­phia sends Jerad Eick­hoff to the mound against R.A. Dickey in the opener. Mark Leiter gets the start against At­lanta’s Julio Te­heran in the sec­ond game.

It could be a long fi­nal month of the sea­son for the Phillies, who could be on their way to 95 losses again. But there are pos­i­tive signs through the gloomy nights.

The Braves have taken a beat­ing since they were .500 (45-45) on July 16, go­ing an MLB-worst 12-27.

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