New York Yankees defeat Kansas City Royals, 12-6

The rain delay lasted two hours and 32 minutes - as long as many entire baseball games - yet still a great number of the 47,890 at the Stadium remained.

They wanted to see and feel the big moment when Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th career home run. Instead, they got to see and feel something very different: the scary sight of the history-chasing slugger lying on the ground in the batter's box after being hit by a pitch on his left hand.

Kansas City's Blake Wood unleashed ...