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Tuesday’s Cubs-Reds game postponed

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Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati between the Cubs and Reds has been postponed. Both teams have Wednesday off, but Tuesday’s game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on May 19 with the games starting at 1:10 PM and 7:10 PM ET.

The Reds had delayed the start of the game, hoping the weather would clear up in time to get some baseball in, but alas.

The Cubs’ Jon Lester had been scheduled to oppose the Reds’ Cody Reed. Both pitchers figure to have their starts pushed to Thursday. The Reds begin a road series against the Pirates while the Cubs open up a road series with the Brewers.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.