CHICAGO (AP)The second game of the New York Mets’ four-game series at the Chicago Cubs has been postponed by rain.

Steady rain fell in Chicago on Friday morning, and it was expected to continue for much of the afternoon. The game was rescheduled for a split-doubleheader on Saturday.

The NL East-leading Mets rolled to an 8-0 victory over the lowly Cubs on Thursday night. Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo homered, and Carlos Carrasco pitched six effective innings in New York’s third win in four games.

Chicago has dropped seven in a row. Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.91 ERA) is slated to start the doubleheader opener against his former team, and Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.43 ERA) is lined up for Game 2 for the Cubs.

New York plans to send Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.63 ERA) to the mound for the opener, and Max Scherzer (6-1, 2.15 ERA) starts the second game.

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