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Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game postponed till Thursday afternoon

Apr 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals grounds crew works to cover the field during a rain delay in the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals grounds crew works to cover the field during a rain delay in the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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With severe weather bearing down on the St. Louis area, Wednesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals is postponed until Thursday afternoon.

The rubber match between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will have to wait one more day. Due to severe weather in the St. Louis area, Wednesday’s game has been postponed until Thursday afternoon.

There’s no reason to think starting pitcher probables will change for the final game of the three-game set. Veteran John Lackey (0-0, 0.00) will likely still take the ball for the Cubs and will be opposed by Lance Lynn (0-0, 0.00).

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Lynn missed the entire 2016 campaign due to injury. Thursday marks his first time on a big league mound in game action since a Game 2 loss against these same Cubs in the 2015 NLDS.

In that start, the right-hander pitched just one inning as Chicago rolled to a win in a series that paved the way for the team’s first NLCS performance since 1945.

Prior to the announcement, both teams announced their starting lineups. Joe Maddon gave starts to Jon Jay and Miguel Montero, loading up the lineup with left-handed bats.

In terms of the rest of the week, the rainout wipes a travel day from Chicago’s schedule. The team opens a three-game weekend set at Miller Park on Friday before heading home to raise the World Series banner on Monday night.

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Chicago (1-1) concludes its series against St. Louis (1-1) Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium before hitting the road for Milwaukee.

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