(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco Giants, who are in the thick of the National League playoff race, won their appeal to have Tuesday night's rain game versus the Chicago Cubs rescheduled.
According to ESPN, the Giants and Cubs will resume Tuesday's game Thursday at 5 p.m. ET, right before they play their regularly scheduled game later that night.
Tuesday night's game was originally called after experiencing a 4-hour, 34-minute rain delay. Chicago led 2-0 and the game was in the bottom of the fifth, the length a game must go to be considered official, so the the Cubs were named winners. But the Giants protested, saying not enough was done to dry the infield in a timely matter. Major League Baseball agreed, and rescheduled the game.
The Giants (66-58) are currently 1 1/2 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves for the second Wild Card spot in the NL.
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