The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles are being delayed by thunderstorms in Baltimore with the score tied 3-3 in the top of the 11th inning. Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano was in the middle of an at-bat when umpires called for the tarp to be placed on the field.
This is a game the Yankees have to feel like never should have gotten to this point, and manager Joe Girardi will likely have some explaining to do about how it got to this point.
The Yankees led, 3-0, after six innings when Girardi replaced starter Freddy Garcia with Joba Chamberlain. That despite Garcia having allowed just two hits and being in command.
Also despite, as we found out in the eighth inning, the fact that setup man Rafael Soriano was not available to pitch today.
Chamberlain surrendered a two-run home run in the seventh to Baltimore third baseman Mark Reynolds.
David Robertson came on in the eighth, but got into trouble and Girardi went to Mariano Rivera with two outs. Brett Gardner made a brilliant running catch off a ball hit by Luke Scott to maintain the lead, but Rivera could not hold it in the ninth. The Yankees nearly lost the game in the ninth, but Robert Andino was gunned down at the plate for the final out.
In the 10th inning Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones threw out Derek Jeter trying to score on a fly ball by Alex Rodriguez, ending a Yankee threat.