Red Sox-Orioles rained out; three homers negated

A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain following a long delay that began immediately after Boston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning Wednesday night.

All statistics will be wiped out, including three home runs the Red Sox hit off Dylan Bundy.

Almost immediately after Mookie Betts ripped a three-run shot to make it 5-0, heavy showers caused the umpires to call for the field to be covered by a tarp.

After a delay of 2 hours, 33 minutes, the game was postponed.

A makeup date was not immediately announced.

Along with Betts, Boston’s Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez had home runs washed away by the rain. Benintendi and Martinez connected on the fourth and eighth pitches thrown by Bundy.

The rainout ruined Boston’s chance to take a six-game lead over the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East. Earlier in the day, the Yankees lost to Tampa Bay 3-2.

The day wasn’t a total loss for the Red Sox. Hours earlier, Boston obtained right-hander Nathan Eovaldi in a trade with the Rays.

Eovaldi is expected to join a rotation that is currently without injured left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who’s still in a walking boot after spraining his right ankle on July 14.