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Strange but true: Cubs listed as road team on Wrigley scoreboard

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USA TODAY

Well, this is weird.

The Cardinals are the home team twice at Wrigley Field this week after their series with the Cubs in St. Louis was postponed two weeks ago. Thus, a minor tweak was made at the Friendly Confines to reflect the change.

During Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader, the Cubs are listed as the visitors on Wrigley's historic scoreboard.

Usually, the Cubs are listed on the bottom of their matchup on the scoreboard. Monday is the first time they batted first in a game at Wrigley. It's the first time they batted first in a home game since July 16, 1908 at West Side Grounds.

“There's nothing about what's going on right now that’s normal anyway," Cardinals veteran Matt Carpenter said pregame of playing 'home' games at Wrigley, "so why not add another oddity to this season?"

Although the Cubs are technically the road team in the game, they wore their white home uniforms. The ballpark played their walk-up songs when they batted. 

 
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