Cubs announce makeup dates for postponements

CHICAGO -- The Cubs will play a split doubleheader against the Brewers on Aug. 16 and face the Braves on July 7 to make up two April games that were postponed because of rain.

The postponed April 27 game between the Cubs and Brewers will now be part of a split doubleheader at Wrigley Field on Aug. 16. The makeup game will be played at 12:20 p.m. CT, and will be followed by the regularly-scheduled game at 7:05 p.m.

Separate tickets are required for each game and the gates will reopen approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Tickets to the April 27 game at Wrigley Field will be honored for the 12:20 p.m. Aug. 16 game. No ticket exchange is necessary.

The April 30 game between the Cubs and Braves that was postponed is scheduled to be made up July 7 at 7:05 p.m. CT. Tickets to the April 30 game will be honored for the July 7 game. No ticket exchange is necessary. The Ron Santo replica statue giveaway that was to be presented in April will now be distributed to the first 10,000 early-arriving fans on July 7.

Tickets for the two makeup games are available at www.cubs.com.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.