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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rougned Odor told me he agreed with Joe Girardi in that he was surprised they were still playing after the 8th inning. Odor added he was also surprised that play was halted in the top of the 9th since they had been playing under the same heavy rain for a few innings.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rangers having a little fun with the bus times departing the Bronx this morning... that would be 3:15 in the a.m...

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kirby Yates: "We were one pitch away from winning a baseball game. I'm not proud of it but it happens and you move on."

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Rangers outlast rain delay to rally past Yankees (0:58)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it was a poor decision to keep playing tonight, called it "dangerous". Said he didn't ask the umpires to stop the game on the top of the 9th.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

That's a wrap. At 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, the Yankees lost to the Rangers, 9-6. The game was marred by a three-hour and 35-minute delay in the top of the ninth. When play was stopped, the Yankees were up a run, but, upon resumption, wild reliever Kirby Yates hit three batters and allowed the Rangers to score four runs in the ninth. The game began with a 21-minute delay, even though there was no rain. First pitch was at 7:26 p.m. on Monday. It ended with Jacoby Ellsbury, the tying run at the plate, flying out to left.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

That's a wrap. At 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, the Yankees lost to the Rangers, 9-6. The game was marred by a three-hour and 35-minute delay in the top of the ninth. When play was stopped, the Yankees were up a run, but, upon resumption, wild reliever Kirby Yates hit three batters and allowed the Rangers to score four runs in the ninth. The game began with a 21-minute delay, even though there was no rain. First pitch was at 7:26 p.m. on Monday. It ended with Jacoby Ellsbury, the tying run at the plate, flying out to left.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The cleanup crew getting a head start before the game ends.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After the three hour and 35 minute delay in the ninth inning, Yankees reliever Kirby Yates hit two batters to load the bases before giving up an Adrian Beltre two-run single to relinquish the lead. The Rangers lead 7-6 and are threatening to add more. It is approaching 2:30 a.m

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees reliever Kirby Yates hits 3 out of the 5 Rangers he has faced as Texas takes a 7-6 lead in the 9th inning at Yankee Stadium after a 3 hour and 35 minute rain delay.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The delay was three hours and 35 minutes.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees-Rangers resumes at the top of the 9th inning after a rain delay of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Are there more players than fans here?

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee game is expected to resume at 2:15 a.m. The Rangers have a man on, no outs, down a run in the 9th. The Yanks have already used Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Do you believe in miracles? They are taking the tarp off the field as we approach the three hour mark of the rain delay. It appears we may resume this game that was delayed with the Yankees up a run on the Rangers with no outs and a man on in the ninth.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tarp coming off at Yankee Stadium... rain delay closing on 3 hours...

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The rain delay is approaching three hours with no end in sight. The Yankees were leading by one run in the ninth when Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman couldn't find the strike zone in the wet conditions. A complaining Joe Girardi convinced the umpires to delay the game with a man on and no out. Rangers manager Jeff Banister disagreed, realizing if the game were eventually called his team would lose. The rain was coming down at the same rate as the previous innings. With Texas having a chance to win the game in the ninth, the umpires will likely wait until the skies clear. There may be less than 100 fans remaining here.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Only a handful of fans left as the rain gets harder and harder in the Bronx. Yankees-Rangers in a rain delay called in the top of the 9th inning with Texas down 6-5 and 1 man on with no outs and a 3-1 count on Shin-Soo Choo against Aroldis Chapman.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Yankees-Rangers game resumes and no one sees it, does it still count?

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Rangers are in a rain delay in the ninth inning of a one-run game. The rain had been falling for innings before Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman came in to try to finish off a victory. Chapman walked the first batter before falling behind the second. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to complain, causing the umpires to decide to call for the tarp. Rangers' manager Jeff Bannister argued the decision, but did not get it overturned. The game was originally delayed for 25 minutes at the start even though it hadn't rained.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Rangers are in a rain delay in the ninth inning of a one-run game. The rain had been falling for innings before Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman came in to try to finish off a victory. Chapman walked the first batter before falling behind the second. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to complain, causing the umpires to decide to call for the tarp. Rangers' manager Brian Bannister argued the decision, but did not get it overturned. The game was originally delayed for 25 minutes at the start even though it hadn't rained.

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Desmond slips up trying to make the catch (0:35)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman told me pre-game that he was feeling a little sick with cold-like symptoms; stressed he'd be ready to pitch tonight if called upon.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Including the 2015 season, Yankees are 105-3 when leading after 7 innings, 115-0 when leading after 8