'Second Opening Day' for Cincinnati Reds washed out by rain

CINCINNATI -- The series finale between the Phillies and the Reds scheduled for Wednesday -- billed as Cincinnati's "Second Opening Day" -- was postponed because of rain.

Wednesday's game was to have been the first time this season that a capacity, mask-less crowd was allowed at Great American Ball Park, and the Reds had planned a slate of festivities. COVID-19 restrictions had limited crowds to around 12,000 thus far. Most restrictions in the state of Ohio were removed beginning Wednesday.

The makeup game will be played on June 28, which had been an off day for both teams. The Phillies must travel to Cincinnati for the single game after a road series at New York. The Reds will tack it to the front of a six-game homestand.

Rain began to fall in Cincinnati during Tuesday night's game and didn't stop overnight. The Reds head to St. Louis for a four-game series with the Cardinals. After an off day Thursday, the Phillies go to Washington for a three-game series.