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The Journal Gazette

Friday, September 14, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Cubs' Rizzo flies in uniform

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

The three-time All-Star wore a uniform, complete with a blue jersey and gray pants, on the Cubs' early Thursday morning flight for a makeup game against the Washington Nationals, then arrived in the clubhouse with the same outfit.

“It's all I got,” Rizzo said.

The Cubs returned to Washington for the second time in a week after Sunday's game was postponed. The four-day series, which included another rainout Friday and a doubleheader Saturday, featured nearly 11 hours in rain delays.

Around the leagues

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