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Storms wash out Game 4 of Series

Steady rain expected for next two days

October 26, 2006

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— Pitchers dominated the first three games of the World Series, then rain took over.

Game 4 was postponed Wednesday night because of showers and will is scheduled to be made up at 7:27 tonight, potentially sending the World Series into scheduling chaos. More rain was expected the next two days, and nobody was certain when the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals would play again.

"They're going to be dicey," said Jimmie Lee Solomon, executive vice president of baseball operations in the commissioner's office. "There is about a 70 percent chance of rain tomorrow. It's going to be light rain. We don't know whether or not that rain will linger, like it did tonight."

Game 5 at Busch Stadium was pushed back to Friday night, which was supposed to be a day off in the Series. And it doesn't look much better this weekend in Detroit, with a forecast of rain and cold.

The Cardinals lead the best-of-seven Series 2-1 after a 5-0 victory behind ace Chris Carpenter on Tuesday night. A silver tarp covered the infield all evening, players didn't come out to warm up and Game 4 never got started.

"This wouldn't have been a baseball game, it would have been survival," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. "I'm actually pleased for both teams that we're not playing. Fans, that wouldn't have been too much fun, either."

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