Rain delay halts Cubs' clash with Phillies in second inning


by - Senior Writer -
Wednesday's game at Wrigley Field entered into a second-inning rain delay because of a downpour.
Wednesday's game at Wrigley Field entered into a second-inning rain delay because of a downpour.

CHICAGO — With two outs in the bottom of the second at Wrigley Field and heavy rainfall coming down, Wednesday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies entered into a rain delay. Crew chief Joe West made the decision to stop the action once Phillies starter Zack Wheeler tossed a wet baseball to the side and asked for a new one.

The Cubs currently lead the Phillies 3-0, having scored three runs in the first inning. When the contest resumes, first baseman Anthony Rizzo will step up to the plate with a 1-0 count and left fielder Joc Pederson at first base.

UPDATE: Play resumed shortly after the rain delay began, and Rizzo plated Pederson with an RBI triple hit into the right field corner, putting the Cubs up 4-0.

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