Cardinals at Reds game suspended in top of 8th tied 2-2

CINCINNATI (AP) Heavy rain forced the St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds game to be suspended in the top of the eighth inning tied 2-2 on Friday night.

It'll be resumed at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the regularly scheduled game to follow.

The teams waited out the 17th rain delay at Great American Ball Park for an hour and seven minutes before it was suspended. It was Cincinnati's first suspended game this season - three have been rained out.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto struck out and walked three times. He received a two-game suspension on Friday for an altercation with umpire Bill Welke on Wednesday, but will keep playing while his appeal is heard.

Rain fell intermittently during the game, then intensified in the eighth inning with the Cardinals batting, prompting the umpires to call for the tarp.