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After Winning ‘Tarpgate’ Protest, Giants Lose To Cubs In Suspended Game

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Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants follows through on an RBI single scoring Adam Duvall during the sixth inning of a resumed game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants follows through on an RBI single scoring Adam Duvall during the sixth inning of a resumed game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS/ AP) — After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.

Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer Tuesday held up as the team’s played the final 4 1/2 innings of a game the Cubs thought they had won 2-0 before Major League Baseball ruled was suspended.

A short rainstorm caused a delay of more than 4 1/2 hours after the grounds crew couldn’t put the tarp down quickly. The umpires said the field was unplayable and called it at 1:16 a.m. But the Giants protested, and MLB ruled that the tarp had not been properly put away after its previous use, the first upheld protest since 1986. The game was suspended.

Thursday’s start was delayed 1 hour, 57 minutes by another downpour before Chicago could bat in the bottom of the fifth.

Joe Panik had an RBI single in the sixth to pull the Giants to 2-1.

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