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Hurricane Irene Forces Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution To Reschedule

Hurricane Irene is already causing problems, and it hasn't even arrived. Due to the impending storm, a summer Nor'easter if you will, both the Boston Red Sox and New England have made changes to their schedule to attempt to avoid putting their players and fans in harm's way.

Terry Francona and company have shuffled around their weekend series with the Oakland Athletics, moving the game that was originally scheduled for Sunday to Saturday, creating a day-night doubleheader with the A's. Boston will play the first game against Oakland at 12:05 p.m. EDT and the second game at 5:05 p.m.

As for the Revs, they were forced to reschedule their match with the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, to Wednesday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Hurricane Irene weakened to a Category 2 storm on Friday morning, but it is expected to strengthen as it travels up the eastern coast of the United States. The storm is expected to make landfall fist in North Carolina and travel up the coastline before hitting Boston on Sunday.