Rain delays start of Yankees-O's in Baltimore

Rain delays start of Yankees-O's in Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- The start of Tuesday night's Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards was delayed due to inclement weather. The rain started around 6:15 p.m. ET with various intensity, and an announcement on the Jumbotron indicated that fans should relocate to seated areas due to lightning in the area. About an hour and a half into the delay, the grounds crew began to take off the tarp, and an estimated first pitch of 9:15 was announced.

The Jeremy Hellickson-CC Sabathia matchup was originally slated for a 7:05 p.m. start, but storms threatened the Baltimore area for most of the evening.

It marked the 18th rain delay at home for the Orioles this season.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.