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Stanton’s HR so huge it brings rain, ends game as Yanks win

Showers began pouring down a batter after Giancarlo Stanton’s 435-foot home run in the seventh inning, halting play that would never resume on Friday at Yankee Stadium. After waiting 85 minutes for the weather to subside, the Yankees were awarded a rain-shorted 7-5 win over the Blue Jays, snapping a two-game skid and capping a night they began fighting from behind.

“We got a heads-up from the umpires right before it was coming that it was going to get real windy and nasty,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “It finally started to blow in, you could see it coming, obviously. The original thought was the delay would be about an hour and a half, but there was some uncertainty there, so we just didn’t really know.” Read More