BALTIMORE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Thursday afternoon's game at Camden Yards in Baltimore between the Orioles and New York Yankees was called after five innings because of rain.
The score was tie, 1-1, and the Yankees possibly were left stranded in Maryland.
The game originally was scheduled to take place in the evening, but was moved up to 12:35 p.m. Eastern time to try and avoid the impact of Hurricane Isabel, which hit the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia Thursday morning.
Rain began falling during the second inning and increased in intensity before the umpires called the game after five innings.
The Yankees are scheduled to play the Devil Rays in Tampa on Friday night, but the team could have difficulty getting a flight out of Baltimore because of rain and high winds.
"They're canceling schools and government and the Navy is putting ships out to sea, but the Orioles and Yankees are playing," said Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
"It's not my decision, but you would think that if people are being told to stay inside, we should not be playing," said Yankees manager Joe Torre.
Because five innings were played, all statistics for the game will count. The contest was not immediately rescheduled, but likely will be played next weekend when the Orioles make a scheduled season-ending visit to Yankee Stadium.