The Chicago Cubs will have to wait another day to try to end their seven-game losing streak.
Their game Friday against the New York Mets, scheduled for 1:20 p.m., was postponed because of rain and has been rescheduled for 7:05 p.m. Saturday as part of a split doubleheader.
Separate tickets are required for each game. Gates for the makeup game will open about 60 minutes before first pitch.
Right-hander Marcus Stroman, originally slated to take the mound Friday, will start Game 1 on Saturday, followed by left-hander Drew Smyly in Game 2.
The Cubs (34-55) are trying to build a little momentum with three games remaining before the All-Star break. But the offense isn’t cashing in on enough opportunities while the pitching staff has struggled to deliver consistency.
Entering Friday, the Cubs lead the National League and rank second in the majors with 953 plate appearances with runners in scoring position. However, the Cubs have hit .221 in such situations, the second-worst mark in the big leagues behind the Pittsburgh Pirates (.205).
The Cubs went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position Thursday in an 8-0 loss to the Mets and, notably, that lone hit failed to score a run.
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