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Rays-Royals get rained out with Royals up 1-0 in fourth

May 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

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The Royals tried to sneak one in during a miserable day in Kansas City on Thursday, but they couldn’t make an official game of it. Play was halted after 3 1/2 innings with the Royals up 1-0 on the Rays, and the game was later postponed, with no makeup date announced.

Today was the last time the Rays were set to play in Kansas City this season, so both teams really wanted to get it in. As a result, the game started in the rain and continued even as conditions worsened. By the time the 4th rolled around, the field truly was unplayable, and not long after the game was delayed, the rain turned to snow.

The conditions factored into the lone run of the game. Alex Gordon was able to sneak a grounder by Ben Zobrist at second base to score Elliot Johnson in the third. It was a ball that Zobrist likely would have gotten to on a dry infield.

The postponement erased a stellar first four innings from Ervin Santana. He had struck out seven while allowing just two hits. Roberto Hernandez gave up the one run in three innings for Tampa Bay.

  1. deep64blue - May 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    That crazy schedule bites again …..

  2. connormyboy - May 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Typical Rays offense 2 hits 7 k’s

  3. dyhrdpatsfan - May 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    How many games have been cancelled on KC this year?

  4. kcrobert10 - May 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    This was the 1st rain out this yr. All of other rain outs occurred the road this yr. Really its a snow out. Snow in may in kc wow crazy. By the way its supposed to be pretty bad here tomorrow and even Saturday to and the white sox are in town.

    • geoknows - May 3, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      Actually, no, that’s wrong. The Royals were rained out at home last Friday night, resulting in the first split doubleheader in Kauffman Stadium history on Sunday.

      The Royals have now been rained out twice, snowed out once, and manhunted out once. And tonight’s game will probably be rained out too.

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