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How long will World Series Game 7 rain delay last?

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Game seven of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians is set to enter extra innings. But thanks to some heavy rains set to roll into Cleveland, the grounds crew and umpires decided it was best to put things on hold for a bit. But can such a game get rescheduled?

Well, the technical answer is yes. If the rains show no sign of letting up, it is possible the conclusion of this game is moved to tomorrow night. But the umpires fully expect this game to get back underway tonight. When things resume, we will be in extra innings, as the Cubs come up to bat in the top of the 10th. The teams big bats, Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are set to bat.

It was a smart move to pull the tarp out, as it would have been a disaster to pause it in the middle of an inning. The momentum could have been firmly in one team’s favor in that case, where bringing the delay in the middle of innings means no one has an edge.

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Things appear to be wrapping up rather quickly, and the teams should be back on the field soon. This is good for the Indians, as they do not want to lose pitcher Brian Shaw because of a lengthy delay. The bullpens are set to be a key part of this game during extra innings.

All of the major relievers have already been used. Aroldis Chapman, Cody Allen, and Andrew Miller have all pitched already, with each one being less effective as they have in the past. All three men have been used thanks to neither manager trusting their respective bullpens heavily. So things are set to be extremely interesting when game seven of the World Series resumes.

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