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Falcons, Pirates throw 4:05 change-up

The Springfield Falcons and Portland Pirates have both changed the start times for their home games this Saturday to 4:05 p.m., allowing area sports fans to attend the game and also see the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series on Saturday night.

Ticket holders who cannot attend either team’s game due to the earlier start time will be able to exchange their tickets to Saturday’s game for another regular season game.

The Falcons’ opponent in Saturday’s home opener, which was originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m., will be the intrastate rival Worcester IceCats. Portland will be taking on Lowell.