Baseball officials decided the only way to play the finale was to lock the gates to the public and move the starting time up five hours to 2:05 p.m.
Juan Pierre announced his retirement on Friday after 14 major league seasons.
The Phillies will look to ride their recent wave of strong play into the MLB All-Star break as they open a weekend series with the Chicago White Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
The number of games between interleague rivals such as the Yankees and Mets, Cubs and White Sox, and Dodgers and Angels will be reduced under Major League Baseball’s new schedule format for 2013.
It was quite the professional baseball debut for Temple product Steve Nikorak Wednesday night out in Great Falls, Montana.