There are all kinds of giveaway days at ballparks. There is Ball Day and Bat Day and Helmet Day.
Tuesday would've been a good time for Umbrella Night.At one point, six games in the major leagues were being delayed by rain at the same time. By the end of the evening, there were nine delays for a total of 12 hours, 23 minutes, although no games were rained out.
In Milwaukee, the Brewers and Seattle waited for 2 hours, 34 minutes in the fifth inning. The game, won by Milwaukee 2-1, took only 2 hours, 26 minutes.
"We waited, what, 21/2 hours?" Brewers manager Phil Garner said. "We spent five hours trying to get it in, so you want to win."
In Cleveland, the Indians fell behind 4-0 to Roger Clemens and the Boston Red Sox. But following a 27-minute stop in the fifth inning, the Indians rallied for a 5-4 victory.
"After the rain delay - every time something like that happens, it changes the game," said Carlos Baerga, who hit a three-run homer for Cleveland.
In Chicago, there were three rain delays, including a wait of 21/2 hours at the start of game, before Detroit defeated the White Sox 6-4. There also was rain in Baltimore, where the Orioles beat Oakland 6-4. There was no rain in Toronto, where the Blue Jays beat California 14-6 at the Skydome. Also, Minnesota defeated Texas 3-2 in 10 innings and New York topped Kansas City 9-4.
In the National League, two games were delayed by rain.
Cubs 5, Mets 1
Move over Craig Anderson. Make room Cliff Curtis. Anthony Young's streak is still going strong.
Young established a club record Tuesday night when he lost his 20th straight decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 5-1 at Shea Stadium.
Elsewhere in the NL, it was St. Louis 4, San Francisco 3; Montreal 4, Cincinnati 2; Houston 6, Philadelphia 3; Colorado 4, Pittsburgh 1; San Diego 5, Atlanta 4; and Los Angeles 2, Florida 1.