There was some inadvertent delay in the final part of the series between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees on Sunday as a faulty sprinkler head caused the fire alarm to set off at the Fenway Park. In the middle of the proceedings when Giancarlo Stanton of Yankees was at the plate, a fire alarm was sounded and emergency lights started flashing in the stadium.
Both teams continued to remain in the field despite the umpires’ decision to suspend the play by calling time. The match was resumed after a hiatus of four minutes and the post by Red Sox on the scoreboard read that the investigation behind the cause of the alarm had been completed and there was no need to take any further action in this regard. The post also thanked people for their patience.
According to the spokesman of the Red Sox, the alarm was caused by the faulty head of a sprinkler and there was no damage or injuries caused due to this particular incident. The last meeting between the Yankees and Red Sox was called after both teams tied with a record of 88-67. The winner of the game on Sunday will claim an advantage to host the playoff of one game. It is important to note that Minnesota had already lost the game to Toronto and as a result, Blue Jays is trailing behind both Red Sox and Yankees by 1.5 games.