Texas Rangers Shin-Soo Choo hits a fourth-inning, two-run single during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Monday, June 27, 2016. New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann watches from behind the plate, left. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Kathy Willens
June 28, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) A rain delay in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium kept Texas and New York waiting past 2 a.m. before the game resumed.

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman held a 6-5 lead Monday night when the game was stopped with a Rangers runner on first base, no outs and a 3-1 count on Shin-Soo Choo.

Umpires halted the game at 10:40 p.m. It finally resumed - with only a handful of fans left in the ballpark - at 2:15 a.m. early Tuesday after a delay of 3 hours, 35 minutes.

Chapman was removed and Texas rallied for four runs against Kirby Yates, taking a 9-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth following two-run singles by Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus.

The start of the game was delayed 21 minutes because rain was in the area, but not a drop fell at the stadium until the middle innings.

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