Cubs-Giants day game cancelled


Saturday’s Cactus League game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants was cancelled due to rain.

March 1, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Members of the ground crew run across the tarp used to cover the field as a heavy down pour delays the start of the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants at Cubs Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY

A downpour occurred about 20 minutes before the scheduled 2:05 p.m. CST start. Players from both teams exited the field and found drier areas as the first tarp pull at Cubs Park was done.

The tarp was removed five minutes before the scheduled first pitch, but the field was deemed unplayable.

The game will not be made up and those who had tickets for Saturday’s game may redeem them for a future game at Cubs Park prior to the day of the new game, according to the Cubs.

Cubs right-hander Travis Wood, who was scheduled to pitch will throw two innings in a simulation game at Cubs complex to make up Saturday’s game, according to’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat.

The Cubs are scheduled to play the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Salt River and that game is still on.

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