MLB official: "The goal right now is to start on time"

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MLB official:

Major League Baseball pushed the game time up one hour to 6:08 pm CT for Wednesday night's World Series game between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.

The latest forecast shows that rain should be in the area and might get heavy during the later stages of the game around 9 pm CT. MLB rules do not allow rain-shortened games in the postseason so they would suspend the game and finish on Thursday.

“The plan right now is to start on time,” said MLB’s Peter Woodfork. “Right now we hope it’s light, nothing heavy.

“As long as the field holds up, the integrity of the field, we’ll continue to play. If something happens and we can’t go, we’ll pull the tarp and see where we’re at. Most likely if it’s that heavy, we’re going to have to suspend the game and finish tomorrow.”

He finished up by saying, "The goal right now is to start on time."

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Network that the game should be playable through 10:30-11 pm.

When the game gets underway, Jake Arrieta will take the mound against Trevor Bauer. The last two seasons after a Cubs loss, Arrieta is 17-4 with a 2.58 ERA.



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