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It's raining again on the Angels in Chicago

July 7, 2010 |  5:29 pm

The Angels have had the start of a second consecutive game delayed by rain. And this time, the storm has knocked out the lights at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

The Angels endured a 1-hour 41-minute delay Tuesday prior to a 4-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox, but the rain was not as heavy as it has been over the last 15 minutes or so. There have also been several lightning strikes in the area around the stadium.

Rain is expected in the area for the next 30 to 45 minutes, according to White Sox officials.

If the game is played, the Angels are expected to use another patchwork lineup that includes Paul McAnulty at first base and Brandon Wood at third base as they continue to search for the offense that has eluded them most of the last few weeks.

"We're trying to get a little more chemistry, re-establish some of the things we need to do on the field," Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday afternoon. "At times we've done them and at times it's been a challenge. We need to get more consistent in that area."

--Ben Bolch, reporting from Chicago