Cubs, Cardinals to play five-game series at Wrigley with two doubleheaders

/ by Tim Stebbins
Presented By Cubs Insiders

The Cubs will soon get their first taste of seven-inning doubleheaders.

The Cubs and Cardinals three-game series at Wrigley Field next week will become a five-game set, with doubleheaders being played Monday and Wednesday. Monday's first game will start at 4:15 p.m. and Wednesday's at 1:20 p.m.

The Cardinals will be the home team of Game 2 of each doubleheader because those are makeup games from last weekend's postponed series in St. Louis. The two clubs will also play a doubleheader at Wrigley on Sept. 5, beginning at 4:15 p.m.

As a reminder, MLB shortened doubleheaders to seven-inning games for the rest of the 2020 season.


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The Cardinals were scheduled to return to play last weekend against the Cubs for the first time since July 29. That series was postponed after St. Louis' COVID-19 outbreak worsened by several positive cases.

Seventeen members of the Cardinals (10 players) have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks. They're scheduled to return this weekend against the White Sox in Chicago, starting with a Saturday doubleheader.