Rangers-Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Texas Rangers are getting accustomed to this cold, damp weather.

The game between the Rangers and Chicago Cubs scheduled for Wednesday night was rained out. It was postponed two hours before it was supposed to start at Wrigley Field.

No makeup date was announced. The teams are set to play Thursday afternoon.

"(Tuesday) night wasn't bad, just a little chilly but we're in Chicago and we're going to have to put up with that," first baseman Mitch Moreland said. "We've kind of dealt with it the last few games anyways."

It might've been more than "a little chilly." The gametime temperature Tuesday night was 39 degrees with the wind blowing in off nearby Lake Michigan.

Rangers manager Ron Washington said it was worse the conditions he's felt crosstown at U.S. Cellular Field, where the White Sox.

"I can tell you what, we've been on the south side when it's cold, but it's not the same cold on the north side," Washington said.

Texas opened the interleague series with a 4-2 win.

Before Wednesday, the Rangers had played their last five games with the temperatures below 50 degrees, including four at Seattle's Safeco Field. So, for a warm-weather team, Texas is rather well-versed in ways to beat low temperatures and tough conditions.

The Rangers will skip Wednesday's scheduled starter, Justin Grimm, in favor of Alexi Ogando on Thursday.

Yu Darvish will pitch Friday against Seattle regardless of Thursday's weather. Grimm will pitch Sunday and Tuesday's winner, Derek Holland, will open the Rangers' set Monday with the Los Angeles Angels.

And if the Chicago weather continues to be a problem, there are a few Rangers who know how to deal with the raw conditions.

The Rangers have former Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, along with ex-Cubs Geovany Soto and Jeff Baker. The three spent parts of a combined 20 years in Chicago, and certainly experienced some miserable April days.



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