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Giants win protest, will finish game at Wrigley
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants became the first team in 28 years to win a protest on Wednesday.
Tuesday's rain-shortened loss to the Chicago Cubs, which was called following a 4-hour, 34-minute rain delay due to unplayable field conditions, is scheduled to be completed Thursday at Wrigley Field starting at 5:05 p.m. ET.
The grounds crew had trouble covering the field with the tarp properly once the game was halted. When the tarp was taken off following the lengthy delay, excess water was left dumped onto the infield dirt.
San Francisco, which is in the thick of the playoff race, claimed that not enough was done to dry the infield in a timely manner and decided to file a protest.
The contest will pick up in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Cubs batting and holding a 2-0 advantage.
This is the first upheld protest since the Pirates won a claim that a game in Pittsburgh against St. Louis ended prematurely on June 16, 1986.
08/20 20:35:48 ET