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Astros-Cubs games on Friday and Saturday called off

Updated: September 12, 2008, 3:56 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Hurricane Ike, approaching the Texas coastline and expected to reach land this weekend, has temporarily thrown off the National League Central and wild-card races.

The Astros announced Thursday that they have postponed the first two games of this weekend's three-game series against the Chicago Cubs because of the potential impact of Ike on the Houston area.

Baseball officials also were anticipating that Sunday's series finale also might be postponed. One of the scenarios under ...

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