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Dodgers Finale Against Pirates Rained Out

Jon Garland and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead over the Pirates after two innings Thursday night, with Garland driving in the only run, but it all went for naught as rain washed the game away. The game was canceled due to rain after a delay of over two hours, and no makeup date has yet been scheduled. With the game washed away, the Dodgers technically won their series in Pittsburgh, what was once a four-game series, two games to one.

The most likely makeup date is probably July 14, the Thursday after the All-Star break, when both the Dodgers and Pirates are off. Another possible makeup date is September 1, though it is less likely, wrote Ken Gurnick of

Another date discussed was Sept. 1, an off-day before the start of a three-city trip to Atlanta, Washington and San Francisco. Mattingly was against that date because it would require the Dodgers to play 24 consecutive days and 35 games in 36 days. That would require a vote of the players.

The Dodgers returned home late Thursday night for a seven game homestand. They have a three-game weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, with Clayton Kershaw starting the opener, against Joe Saunders of the Diamondbacks.

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