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Rain Set to Soak Yankees-Orioles MLB Playoff Game in Baltimore

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Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Rain will begin falling in Baltimore hours before the New York Yankees take the field against the Orioles and keep on falling right through the night.

About 0.25 an inch (6.4 millimeters) of rain is predicted to fall before showers end sometime overnight, said Heather Sheffield, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Sterling, Virginia.

“You can expect a wet evening,” Sheffield said by telephone. “This evening is the best chance for rain, starting in the next couple of hours and going through tonight.”

The Yankees beat the Orioles 7-2 in the opener of the best-of-five Major League Baseball playoff series between the American League East division rivals last night. Showers delayed the game’s start by 2 hours, 41 minutes.

The teams competed for the division title until the final day of the regular season, with the Yankees finishing two games ahead.

Sheffield said the rain will end in Baltimore by tomorrow, which is scheduled to be an off day before the series resumes in New York on Oct. 10.

The sky will be mostly clear in St. Louis when the Washington Nationals meet the Cardinals in their National League playoff game tonight, according to the National Weather Service in St. Charles, Missouri. The low is expected to reach 42 degrees.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian K. Sullivan in Boston at bsullivan10@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net; Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net.

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