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Dawn Patrol: 4-hour wait for a Cubs win; U-46 minority program flap

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  • The heavy rain didn't last very long last night at Wrigley Field, but it was long enough to drench the field not covered by an unsuspecting umpire and grounds crew, so the delay lasted past 1:15 a.m.

       The heavy rain didn't last very long last night at Wrigley Field, but it was long enough to drench the field not covered by an unsuspecting umpire and grounds crew, so the delay lasted past 1:15 a.m.
    Bruce Miles | Staff Photographer

 
By Safiya Merchant

Waiting until 1:15 a.m. for same Cubs score as at 8:45 p.m.

The Cubs are entering the serious spoiler portion of their schedule, but the biggest spoiler last night at Wrigley Field was a short but strong rainstorm that hit as the Cubs were about to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning leading the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on a first-inning 2-run homer by Anthony Rizzo. The delay started at 8:42 p.m., and the players, coaches, media and remaining fans waited more than 4 hours for the game to be declared over after 1:15 a.m. Full story by sleepy Cubs writer Bruce Miles.

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