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After another rain delay, a 2:05 start - and a Garza no-hitter broken up in fifth



UPDATE, 4:54: Garza gives up another walk and a hit in the eighth, so he's now faced 26 batters. For the day, he threw 115 pitches, allowed four hits and two walks.

UPDATE, 4:26: With three double plays and the throw-out at second by Carl Crawford, Garza, despite allowing three singles and a walk, has faced only the minimum 21 batters through 7 innings.

UPDATE, 4:06: Garza allows another hit, a single to left by Jason Varitek with one out in the sixth, and he doesn't stay on base for long either as Mike Cameron grounds into a double play. In six innings, Garza has faced the minimum 18 batters.

UPDATE, 3:46: Garza allows his first hit as Adrian Beltre singles off the LF wall with 2 outs in fifth, and then is thrown out trying to stretch it to a double.

 UPDATE, 3:34: Matt Garza comes out to pitch the fifth with zeroes across Boston's scoreboard line, having allowed only a fourth-inning walk to Marco Scutaro.

UPDATE, 2:06: Okay, so they were a minute late. First-pitch temp was 47, and there is this bright light over the field right now that some are referring to as "the sun."

UPDATE, 1:45:
Sox announced it will now be a 2:05 start.

UPDATE, 1:41: The grounds crew is removing the tarp, though no start time has been announced. Sox starter Jon Lester has started warming up, so it shouldn't be too long.

DEVELOPING: It's raining, fairly heavily in spurts, at Fenway Park, meaning the Rays-Red Sox game is not going to start on time. It's hard to tell how long it's going to last, as some forecasts have it clearing by 2 and another not until 4 or 5. Manager Joe Maddon was told before the game by the groundskeepers there were only going to be light showers and wouldn't impact the start time. So who knows? The temperature has warmed slightly, to around 49.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:15am]


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