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Cubs vs. Nationals NLDS Game 4 rained out, set to play Wednesday

The grounds crew covers the infield before Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Chicago. The game was postponed until Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The grounds crew covers the infield before Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Chicago. The game was postponed until Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO – Game 4 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Cubs has been postponed by rain.

The Cubs and Nationals took batting practice at Wrigley Field and the grounds crew got things ready before bringing out the tarp. The rain started to fall about a half-hour after the game was supposed to start. With more showers in the forecast, Major League Baseball then called it off.

Game 4 is now scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3:08 p.m. with the Cubs leading, 2-1, in the best-of-five series. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the team will stay with Jake Arrieta for their starting pitcher, while Nationals manager Dusty Baker left open the possibility of using Game 1 starter Stephen Strasburg instead of Tanner Roark.

The Cubs won, 2-1, Monday at home. The winner of the NLDS takes on the Dodgers in the next round, scheduled to begin Saturday in Los Angeles.

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