Nelson's Game 3 exit causes unusual delay

Houston Chronicle
Nelson's Game 3 exit causes unusual delay
Nelson's Game 3 exit causes unusual delay

Caption Close NEW YORK — Home-plate umpire Jeff Nelson took himself out of the Astros' Game 3 win in the American League Championship Series on Tuesday between the fourth and fifth frames. The arbiter absorbed a Yuli Gurriel foul tip off his facemask in the fourth inning, but continued calling balls and strikes despite it. Nelson could not continue after finishing Cole's fourth inning. Second-base umpire Kerwin Danley dashed into the clubhouse to change into proper attire to replace him. The process is apparently arduous. Seventeen minutes passed before another pitch was thrown. The Yankees retreated to their dugout during the delay, leaving an empty field and furious fans. Astros starter Gerrit

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