Another day, another postponement: Cubs-Cardinals bumped back a day


The Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber at bat during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Rizzo is concerned about teams playing games in April weather and players being forced to risk injury for an insane schedule that can be scaled back a bit to avoid such situations.

With temperatures in the mid-30s and rain and snow in the forecast, the game was called about 4½ hours before the scheduled first pitch and rescheduled for Thursday afternoon. The Cardinals went 5-14 against the NL Central champion Cubs past year, including just one win in nine games at Wrigley.

Javier Baez showed some life for the Cubs with a 2-run blast off Greg Holland.

Carpenter's two-run single keyed a three-run eighth for the visitors.

After Holland faltered in the bottom half, leaving with no outs and a runner on first, Tyler Lyons got Jason Heyward to pop out before Bud Norris finished for his fourth save.

Rizzo was activated from the 10-day disabled list before Chicago's series opener against St. Louis. He went 0 fo 3 with a walk.

Victor Caratini and Ben Zobrist handled first base while Rizzo was out.

Infielder/outfielder Efren Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the roster.

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