Giants protesting rain-shortened loss to Cubs

Giants protesting rain-shortened loss to Cubs
August 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

The San Francisco Giants are officially protesting Tuesday night's rain-shortened game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

This makes sense, given Bruce Bochy's reaction last night. With the Giants in the midst of a pennant chase, one game could be very important.

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The bad news for the Giants is the game should stand, if a similar issue last month is any indication. On July 23, the New York Yankees' grounds crew couldn't get the tarp down during a bad rainstorm, effectively washing the game out and giving the Yanks a 2-1 win over the Rangers. Major League Baseball has stuck by that ruling since.

Tuesday's game goes down as official given that the Cubs had a 2-0 lead and the contest was halted after the Giants batted in top of the fifth inning.

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The game was delayed for about four hours before the umpires called it after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.