Rain delaying first pitch of Cubs-Rox opener

DENVER -- The start of the Cubs-Rockies game is under a rain delay. First pitch was originally scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MT and will now be at 8:50 p.m.

Neither team took batting practice before the game because the tarp was placed on the field. It started raining at around 5 p.m.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.