Cubs-Indians game postponed to Aug. 24

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Fresh off a four-game series victory over the Cincinnati Reds, the Cubs got an unexpected day of rest Monday when rain and tornado warnings postponed the opener of a two-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field.

The game has been rescheduled for what had been a mutual off day, Aug. 24. No start time has been announced for the makeup date.

Monday’s scheduled starter, Jake Arrieta (6-4, 3.16), starts Tuesday. And the Cubs say struggling starter Tsuyoshi Wada, who follows Arrieta in the rotation, won’t be skipped.

He’s now scheduled to pitch Wednesday as the Cubs and Indians move to Cleveland for two more games – with Wada potentially pitching for a last chance to keep his starting job.

It was the Cubs’ fourth postponement of the season, third at home.

The new schedule for this game, along with the Sept. 28 makeup of a rained-out game against the Royals eats up two of the Cubs’ final five off days of the season.

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