Rain pushes back start of Bucs-Cards finale

First pitch at Busch Stadium slated for 1:15 p.m. CT

Rain pushes back start of Bucs-Cards finale

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will end this soggy homestand with another delayed start on Thursday after heavy storms passed through St. Louis during the morning.

The club announced an expected start time of 1:15 p.m. CT for the series finale between the Cardinals and Pirates. That would be 30 minutes later than the scheduled start time.

Since Saturday, the Cardinals have waited through five hours and 27 minutes of delays due to weather. That included a delay of one hour, 26 minutes ahead of Monday's series opener against Pittsburgh.

Jenifer Langosch has covered the Cardinals for MLB.com since 2012, and previously covered the Pirates from 2007-11. Read her blog, follow her on Twitter, like her Facebook page and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.