Pirates-Cubs game gets canceled

CHICAGO - The game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs on Thursday night was called in the top of the fourth inning after a rain delay of 2 hours, 32 minutes.

Home plate umpire Jim Wolf waved both teams off the field when rain picked up during Garrett Jones’ leadoff at-bat. The game will not be made up because both teams have been eliminated from postseason contention.

The Pirates, holding a 3-0 lead, were two innings short of an official game, which would have given them their first three-game winning streak on the road since May 20, when they completed a sweep of the Washington Nationals. The Pirates swept a doubleheader against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Lastings Milledge had a home run to left – aided by 15 mph winds – wiped out.