Rain briefly stops Yankees-Twins Game 3, resumes after 30-minute delay

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, the highly anticipated game between the New York Yankees and their rivals, the Minnesota Twins, was abruptly suspended amidst a deluge of inclement weather.

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Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the New York Yankees and their rivals, the Minnesota Twins, was briefly suspended amidst a deluge of inclement weather. However, in a testament to the resilience of America’s favorite pastime, the game resumed just 40 minutes later, defying the odds and thrilling fans gathered at Yankee Stadium.

At 9 p.m. EST, a sudden downpour led the grounds crew to cover the field with a tarp, initiating a rain delay during the top of the sixth inning.

How it happened

On June 6, 2024, the highly anticipated game between the New York Yankees and their rivals, the Minnesota Twins, was abruptly suspended amidst a deluge of inclement weather.
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Earlier in the afternoon, storms swept through the Bronx, resulting in rain that prevented the Yankees from taking batting practice on the field. This was anticipated to be the extent of the poor weather until much later in the evening.

However, according to Weather.com, thunderstorms were expected to continue until 10:15 p.m., followed by showers before clearing up around midnight. Despite earlier uncertainty, the game resumed, allowing fans the chance to watch the match unfold as predicted.

The Yankees posted on social media at 9:20 p.m. that they hadn’t made any decisions about resuming the game, but less than 30 minutes later, play resumed. Before the game was halted due to inclement weather, the score was 8-5 in favor of the Yankees, thanks to a Trent Grisham sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning, which added an insurance run. Grisham, who has had limited playing time this season as the team’s fourth outfielder, also hit a home run in his first at-bat of the night, marking just his second home run of the year.

With the game returning to normal, the Yankees turned to their bullpen to secure the win. Before the brief interruption, the Yankees’ starter Marcus Stroman was removed after 4 2/3 innings, having allowed six hits and five earned runs. Ian Hamilton took over in the top of the fifth inning as the reliever.

Following the Yankees’ win, the Bronx Bombers improved their mark to 45-19, placing them 26 games above .500. Their impressive run of 12 wins in their last 14 games sets the stage for a highly anticipated weekend series against the Dodgers, a game that promises to be a thrilling showdown and begins on Friday night.

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