Rays-Rockies series opener delayed by rain

DENVER -- The Rays-Rockies series opener on Monday is under a rain delay, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. MT. The tarp was put out an hour prior to the original 6:40 first pitch.

Fans were removed from the upper deck with lightning spotted in the area.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.