The decision to postpone came after the start of the game was
delayed 57 minutes and rain was expected to continue through 4
a.m. ET. Both teams will push back Monday's scheduled starters
with Chicago ace Jeff Samardzija aiming for his first win of the
season against fellow right-hander Alfredo Simon.
It's only the eighth postponement in 12 seasons at Great
American Ballpark. No makeup date was immediately announced, but
the Cubs return to Cincinnati twice more — for a four-game set
July 7-10 and a three-game series Aug. 26-28 — and both teams
have a scheduled day off Aug. 25.
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