CHICAGO – The Orioles' game against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon was delayed more than three hours by rain, with the Orioles trailing 4-2 at the end of the second inning. Play resumed at 5:31 local time (6:31 in Baltimore).
Two batters before the game was delayed, Cubs left fielder Chris Coghlan drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple off Bud Norris in the second inning, capping a four-run second inning that has yet to be completed.
The Orioles will make every effort to complete today’s game to avoid having to play a doubleheader on a getaway day Sunday. The Orioles open an 11-game homestand on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Cubs have been no stranger to lengthy rain delays recently, enduring a combined 6-hour, 31-minute rain delay over two days earlier this week after Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed and resumed Thursday.
In the top half of the inning, Norris gave the Orioles a 2-0 lead on an infield single on a sharp grounder to shortstop Javier Baez, scoring J.J. Hardy from third. Norris is 4-for-10 since the beginning of the 2013 season.
The Orioles took a 1-0 lead three batters into the game on Adam Jones’ RBI double off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, driving in Steve Pearce.