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Giants win protest, get to resume game

CHICAGO — The Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Cubs thought they had won.

MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field that was called after 4½ innings. The Cubs were declared the winners by 2-0.

Now, it is instead a suspended game that will resume at 5:05 today with the Cubs batting in the fifth. The Cubs and the playoff-contending Giants have a regularly scheduled game set to begin three hours later.

A short storm caused a delay of more than 4½ hours Tuesday after the grounds crew couldn't put the tarp down quickly. The umpires said the field was unplayable and called it at 1:16 a.m.

MLB ruled that the tarp had not been properly put away after its previous use.

TANAKA THROWS: Yankees rookie RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 35 pitches in his second bullpen session as he tries to return this season from a partial ligament tear in his right elbow. Also, Yankees RF/DH Carlos Beltran was scratched because of elbow discomfort and is scheduled to be examined by team doctors.

GREINKE AILING: Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke, who complained of elbow soreness after his Aug. 9 start, skipped his usual between-starts bullpen session, and manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether the pitcher will make his scheduled start tonight.

INDIANS: 1B Nick Swisher had season-ending surgery on both knees, procedures he hopes will alleviate pain and prolong his career.

TIGERS: RHP Justin Verlander, who missed a start with a sore right shoulder, could rejoin the rotation Saturday.

Giants win protest, get to resume game 08/20/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:23pm]
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