NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers wrapped up a weird win at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, rallying after a rain delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in the ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 9-6 with maybe 100 fans left in the stands.
Yankee Stadium was so deserted that shouts from Texas players cheering in the dugout for Adrian Beltre’s go-ahead, two-run single could easily be heard bouncing around the ballpark.
Texas trailed 6-5 when Kirby Yates replaced closer Aroldis Chapman after the delay with a runner on first and no outs. Yates (2-1) hit three batters, and Beltre and Elvis Andrus each hit a two-run single.
By then, the cleaning crews had already started their work in the upper decks.