Rain delay debacle causes Yankees-Indians mess

What a mess.

After the start of Game 2 of the Wild Card Series between the Yankees and Indians was delayed by nearly 45 minutes because of the threat of rain at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the game finally started- after no rain — only to be delayed again with one out in the bottom of the first and the Indians up, 1-0, when the rain finally came.

The embarrassing move came after Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco threw 17 pitches in the top of the first and Masahiro Tanaka tossed 11 pitches and gave up a run in the bottom of the inning.

Tanaka returned to the mound after the second delay, which lasted 33 minutes.

Before the stoppage, Carrasco pitched a scoreless inning, while Tanaka allowed back-to-back doubles to Cesar Hernandez and Jose Ramirez to give the Indians a one-run lead.

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