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Cubs prevail in suspended game

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  • Associated PressAfter rain delays totaling 6 hours, 31 minutes covering parts of three days, the


After rain delays totaling 6 hours, 31 minutes covering parts of three days, the Cubs and San Francisco Giants finally resumed their suspended game Thursday evening.

The game was picked up in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Cubs held on for a 2-1 victory.

The Cubs orginally thought they had a 2-0 rain-shortened victory Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but the Giants protested the result, citing mechanical failure with the Wrigley Field tarp, which left the field unplayable. Major League Baseball agreed and ordered the teams to pick up where they left off Tuesday night.

Play was halted Tuesday night, and umpires waited 4 hours and 34 minutes before calling the game at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday. Rain also delayed the start of Thursday's resumption almost two hours, but the field was covered in plenty of time, and there were no issues.

Left-hander Tsuyoshi started the game Tuesday and worked 5 shutout innings. He was replaced Thursday in the sixth inning by right-hander Jacob Turner. With two outs in the top of the sixth, the Giants cut the Cubs' lead from 2-0 to 2-1 on a two-out double by Adam Duvall and an RBI single by pinch hitter Joe Panik.

Pedro Strop followed Turner into the game and pitched a scoreless eighth. Hector Rondon worked the ninth and earned his 19th save.

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