Rain delay halts Cubs' clash with Phillies in second inning
|Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 9:04 PM- -|
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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