Game stopped in top of the sixth


The tarp is coming back on the field, in the top of the sixth inning, with the Red Sox leading the Yankees 3-0.

The game was delayed for 45 minutes at the start, even though no rain was falling. But the skies finally opened up as the sixth inning got under way.

The Red Sox have tallied a run against Hiroki Kuroda in each of the past three innings, including solo homers by Jose Iglesias and David Ortiz. When the game was halted, Boston had a runner on first with one out.

The Yankees have managed just two hits through five innings against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz -- an infield single by Ichiro Suzuki, and a single by Austin Romine.

11:28 p.m. update: The game resumed at 11:21 p.m., after a 37-minute delay, with Boone Logan coming on in relief of Kuroda. Romine threw out Mike Napoli, who was attempting to steal second base, and then Logan struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia to end the frame. But before the bottom of the sixth began, the skies opened up again, and the game was halted again at 11:25.