After being a last-minute scratch on Wednesday, star point guard Derrick Rose vowed to play in Team USA's game vs. Puerto Rico on Friday.
The Angels will continue their playoff push without their ace Garrett Richards, who tore his left patella tendon on Wednesday night.
Major League Baseball granted the Giants an opportunity to win the suspended game, but Cubs closer Hector Rondon got in the way.
After rain delayed the resumption of the suspended game, the Giants could only manage to push across one run, losing 2-1 to Cubs.
Since their last meeting in June, the A's have cooled off and the Angels have taken flight, setting the stage for a showdown series this weekend.
By his standards, Juster Verlander is having a down year. But the shoulder problems he's been dealing with won't land him on the shelf.