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Athletics, Royals postponed due to rain

Sep 3, 2008 - 10:44 PM letics, Royals postponed due to rain* =========================================

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- Wednesday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals was postponed due to rain.

The game - the second of a three-game series between the two clubs - was slated to begin at 8:10 p.m. EDT. But the contest was called early and rescheduled, with rain hitting the Kansas City metropolitan area and expected to remain until Thursday afternoon.

It was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at 4:10 p.m. EDT on Thursday afternoon.

Athletics lefthander Dana Eveland (8-8, 4.21 ERA), coming off two straight impressive starts, is expected to face off against Royals righthander Brian Bannister (7-14, 5.75), who has lost eight decisions in a row and has not picked up a victory since June 23.

Oakland's Dan Meyer (0-3, 6.33) will go against Kansas City's Kyle Davies (5-6, 4.76) in the second game.

The Royals won the first game of the series ,5-2, on Tuesday but have lost 19 of their last 24 games.

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