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April 18, 2013

Rangers notes for Thursday: Despite rain, attempts will be made to play

Many Chicagoland areas have flooded Thursday, and roads into and out of the city are closed or are trecherous for travel. More rain is expected throughout the day and leading up to the 1:20 p.m. scheduled start between the Rangers and the Cubs.

Yet, attempts will be made to play the game, even if the teams have to endure an hours-long delay on their getaway day.

One Rangers player has already tried to get away. Yu Darvish, Friday's scheduled starter, had a morning flight canceled and has rebooked an afternoon flight. He tried to take a taxi to O'Hare this morning, but couldn't get there because of road closures. He then went to take the train but was told of the flight cancellation before he boarded.

The only silver lining this week, said manager Ron Washington, is that Lance Berkman is getting an early break that could prove beneficial later in the year.

The forecast for the rest of the day calls for showers to relent some between 2 and 4 p.m., only to intensify again at 5 p.m. But there will be an attempt to play, even if no one shows up or gets washed away trying to get to Wrigley Field.

-- Jeff Wilson

 

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