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Giants Win Protest, Game Against Cubs To Resume

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 19:  Manager Rick Renteria #16 of the Chicago Cubs and manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants inspect the field as grounds crew try to make the field playable during a rain delay of the Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants game at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 19: Manager Rick Renteria #16 of the Chicago Cubs and manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants inspect the field as grounds crew try to make the field playable during a rain delay of the Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants game at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

MLB says this is the first successful protest since 1986.

MLB executive Joe Torre ruled Wednesday on a game at Wrigley Field played the previous night. That game was called after 4 1-2 innings and the Cubs were declared the winner by a 2-0 score.

The game had been delayed more than 4 1-2 hours because of rain after the grounds crew couldn’t put the tarp down quickly.

MLB ruled that tarp had not been properly put away after its previous use and therefore there was a “malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club.”

Because of that, it is now a suspended game that will resume at 4:05 p.m. CDT Thursday. The playoff-contending Giants and Chicago play their regularly scheduled game three hours later.

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