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Padres game rescheduled due to approaching storm

A Padres game at Petco Park is seen in this photo taken Aug. 18, 2023.
Bennett Lacy
A Padres game at Petco Park is seen in this photo taken Aug. 18, 2023.

The Padres will play a split double-header Saturday due to a shakeup of the weekend schedule prompted by the approaching tropical storm.

Hurricane Hilary was still moving up the coast of Baja California, and while it is expected to weaken to a tropical storm before it reaches Southern California, heavy rain and high winds are still anticipated across the region Sunday into Monday.

As a precaution, Major League Baseball announced it was rescheduling Sunday's game at Petco Park to Saturday.


As a result, the Padres will play a split double-header Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the first game at 12:10 p.m. and the second at 5:40 p.m.

Ticketholders for Sunday's game can use them for the early game on Saturday, according to MLB.

Storm safety tips

  • Stay informed. Monitor television and radio for flood watches or warnings.
  • Keep your gas tank full in case of evacuation or power outages.
  • Use sandbags to divert water.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If you see a downed power line, call 911 and (800) 411-SDGE to report it. If someone has come in contact with electrical equipment, don't touch them.
  • Keep a written list of emergency contacts.
  • Make a plan in case of an emergency. Speak with family, friends and/or neighbors who can help ahead of time. If you rely on electrically operated medical equipment, make a plan for backup power.
  • If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak, leave the area. Call 911 or SDG&E at (800) 611-7343.
  • Secure outdoor items to prevent them from flying away.
  • Gather supplies such as food, water and a flashlight to last at least three to five days.
  • Call 211 for information including on disaster resources available 24 hours a day in over 200 languages.

Sources:, County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services, 211 San Diego, SDG&E.