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Cleveland Indians offer apology to fans after long rain delays in Friday's game

The Cleveland Indians have issued an apology to fans who attended Friday night's game with Tampa Bay that had nearly five hours of rain delays and ended at 2:53 a.m.

Indians president Mark Shapiro met with reporters before Saturday's game and said the team feels "terrible" about what took place Friday and will reach out to fans to show that.

Friday's game, scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m., was delayed three times before finally resuming at 12:13 a.m. — 2 hours, 39 minutes after the third and longest delay. The teams were delayed a total of 4:49 before the Rays emerged with a 9-2 win.