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|Pirates-Cubs Game Canceled by Rain
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs game Thursday night was called in the top of the fourth inning after a rain delay of 2 hours, 32 minutes.
Home plate umpire Jim Wolf waved both teams off the field when rain picked up during Garrett Jones' leadoff at-bat. The game will not be made up because both teams have been eliminated from postseason contention and there are just three games left in the season.
The Pirates, leading 3-0, were two innings short of an official game, which would have given them their first three-game winning streak on the road since May 20, when they completed a sweep of the Washington Nationals. The Pirates swept a doubleheader against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Lastings Milledge had a home run to left, aided by 15 mph winds, wiped out.
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