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Rockies-Cubs game postponed; doubleheader set for Wednesday

August 25, 2021 GMT
A weather warning is posted on the right field scoreboard as thunderstorm clouds descend over Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A weather warning is posted on the right field scoreboard as thunderstorm clouds descend over Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A weather warning is posted on the right field scoreboard as thunderstorm clouds descend over Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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A weather warning is posted on the right field scoreboard as thunderstorm clouds descend over Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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A weather warning is posted on the right field scoreboard as thunderstorm clouds descend over Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Tuesday night’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs was postponed because of thunderstorms and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday.

Storms rolled into Wrigley Field about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. The rain was torrential at times, and the area was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch and a flash flood warning.

Zach Davies (6-10, 5.04 ERA) was penciled in to start for Chicago in the first game of the twinbill against Germán Márquez (11-9, 3.80). Game 2 will feature the Cubs’ Justin Steele (2-2, 3.22) and Colorado’s Austin Gomber (9-7, 4.15).

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, who’s out with a sprained knee, ran the bases during warmups on Tuesday and will be evaluated Wednesday. Chicago right-hander Adbert Alzolay, who has a hamstring strain, will make a rehab appearance on Wednesday with Triple-A Iowa.

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