CINCINNATI (AP) Wednesday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park was postponed due to rain and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Friday, Sept. 1.
The Cincinnati area was under a tornado watch with a line of strong storms expected in the afternoon.
Game 1 (the rescheduled game) will begin at 1:10 p.m. ET. Game 2 Game 2 (the original game) will start at 6:40 p.m. ET. Both games of the split doubleheader will be nine-inning regulation games.
ON THE MOVE
The Reds selected from Triple-A Louisville the contract of right-hander RHP Kevin Herget to be used in long relief. In other moves Wednesday, right-hander Joel Kuhnel was optioned to Triple-A and left-hander Bennett Sousa was designated for assignment.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki (left oblique strain) had four at-bats in a simulated game in Arizona with no issues. He was expected to get more at-bats and play defense in a simulated game on Wednesday. A minor-league rehab stint could come soon.
Reds: It is not yet certain whether 1B Joey Votto and OF Nick Senzel will join the team for this weekend's series in Philadelphia. Both are rehabbing at Triple-A Louisville and eligible to come off the injured list this week.
Cubs: Open a six-game homestand on Friday against the Texas Rangers with left-hander Justin Steele (0-0, 0.00) scheduled to make his second start.
Reds: Left-hander Nick Lodolo (1-0, 3.60) is scheduled to start for the Reds when they begin a three-game series in Philadelphia on Thursday.
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