Cleveland • The Cleveland Indians apologized to fans who attended Friday night's game with Tampa Bay that had nearly five hours of rain delays and ended shortly before 3 a.m.
Indians president Mark Shapiro met with reporters before Saturday's game and said the team feels "terrible" about what took place Friday and will reach out to fans to show that.
Friday's game, scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m., was delayed three times before finally resuming at 12:13 a.m. 2 hours, 39 minutes after the third and longest delay. The teams were delayed a total of 4:49 before the Rays emerged with a 9-2 win at 2:53 a.m. The weekend forecast, which called for heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, didn't help the situation. The fact the teams aren't scheduled to meet again this season was another factor in the decision to wait out the rain.