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April 17, 2013

Rangers-Cubs game postponed, no makeup date announced

CHICAGO -- The second game of the Rangers' three-game set at Wrigley Field was postponed Wednesday because of heavy rains and cool temperatures. The Rangers and Cubs will try to play one game Thursday, but the forecast calls for heavy rain until nightfall.

Rain settled in around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and didn't budge. At one point lightning was striking nearby as a thunderstorm soaked the playing surface.

No makeup date was announced, but May 9 appears most likely. The teams have a mutual off day, and the Rangers will be coming off a two-game series in nearby Milwaukee. May 6 is also a possibility, but under the collective-bargaining agreement, Cubs players would have to vote to approve the game that day as it is at the end of a stretch of 20 games in 20 days.

Alexi Ogando is scheduled pitch for the Rangers on Thursday against Carlos Villanueva. The Rangers have pushed back Wednesday's scheduled starter, Justin Grimm, to Sunday. Yu Darvish and Nick Tepesch will pitch Friday and Saturday against Seattle.

-- Jeff Wilson

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