Florence rains out plans for pre-Yom Kippur Yankees-Red Sox game
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Florence rains out plans for pre-Yom Kippur Yankees-Red Sox game

Game was originally scheduled so Jewish fans could watch before the start of Judaism’s holiest day, but storm pushed back start time by 6 hours

New York Yankees' Neil Walker, right, celebrates with Aaron Hicks (31) after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is at right. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New York Yankees' Neil Walker, right, celebrates with Aaron Hicks (31) after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is at right. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox were supposed to meet in a rare midweek day game in the Bronx on the eve of Yom Kippur, but rain from Hurricane Florence meant the game was pushed back six hours.

The game was scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in order to avoid conflicting with Judaism’s holiest day of the year, The New York Times reported.

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory.

The clubs will meet again later in the month at the end of the regular season in another three-game series.

The Red Sox and Yankees have been fierce rivals for nearly a century, since Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the Yankees.

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