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Cardinals-Pirates game postponed due to rain

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 8:50 p.m. CDT; updated 9:18 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) warms up on deck as storm clouds roll over PNC Park and rain starts falling during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning and subsequently postponed.

PITTSBURGH — Rain has wiped out Tuesday night's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The storm hit at the end of the second inning with the Pirates leading 4-2, and the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 24 minutes. No makeup date was immediately announced.

The cancellation allows St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook to reset his ERA to 0.00. The right-hander has struggled against the Pirates in his career, and Pittsburgh turned five consecutive singles in the first inning into four runs.

Pittsburgh starter Jonathan Sanchez — who came in with a 12.96 ERA — allowed two runs in the first inning but retired the side in order in the second.


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