Game time of Cubs-Reds matchup changed


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The Chicago Cubs are currently in a brutal stretch that has included no off days and plenty of bad weather. (Photo Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
The Chicago Cubs are currently in a brutal stretch that has included no off days and plenty of bad weather. (Photo Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — In order to provide the Chicago Cubs with some extra time to recuperate following a heavy travel slate, the game on Friday, September 14, at Wrigley Field featuring the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds has been pushed back several hours. Originally scheduled to start at 1:20 PM CST, the contest, which will be the opener of a three-game series, is now set to commence to 7:05 PM CST.

Currently in the midst of an uncanny stretch that, including rainouts, features 30 straight days of suiting up to play, the Cubs will have to fly to Washington, D.C., in order to make up a game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon after finishing off their home series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Then, the Cubs will return to the Windy City for the Cincinnati series.

Therefore, the pushing back of Friday's start time is intended to prevent the Cubs from having to essentially play three games in less than 48 hours with two flights in between. Due to bad weather, the Cubs have just one off day this month, and they will look to stave off exhaustion as they take aim at claiming the National League Central pennant.

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