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Giants, Cubs will finish Tarp Game on Thursday

Brian Kersey

The rain was falling, swelling the dirt and grass, running what was left of the chalk from the baselines, and the Chicago grounds crew struggled against the torrent. Alas, they were unsuccessful, and though the game was called in their favor, the Cubs front office, in conjunction with the Giants, who filed an official protest with the MLB front office, will resume play on Thursday, reports Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times:

The game was called after four and a half innings, the minimum length for a game to be considered official, with the Cubs leading 2-0. Seeing as how the game took place at Wrigley, and the Cubs were the ones ultimately benefiting from their own employees' mistakes, there was much more desire to get things calm and corrected.

The Giants obviously need the game more than the Cubs, who have been sitting ten games out of first since sometime around mid-May. San Francisco, on the other hand, is trying to chase down the Dodgers, or at least hang on to one of the two Wild Card spots.