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Citi Field, Home of Mets, to Host Yankees-Rays Thanks to Irma

Citi Field, Home of Mets, to Host Yankees-Rays Thanks to Irma

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will take over Citi Field, the New York Mets' home stadium, next week thanks to Hurricane Irma. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 08 September 2017 03:47 PM

The Mets' Citi Field will host a three-game series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays next week due to the expected damage from Hurricane Irma.

Both teams are in the American League East, with the Yankees holding the top wild card spot and Tampa three-and-a-half games behind the Twins for another wild-card bid.

Other locations including Baltimore and Chicago were considered for the series, but could not get enough hotel rooms for both teams in those locations, CBS News reported. Hotel rooms are only needed for one team if they play in New York.

After the series against the Yankees next week, the Rays are supposed to have five more home games before their next road trip. It remains to be seen whether Tropicana Field will be in shape to host games by then.

Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 4 hurricane and is expected to come ashore in Florida around Sunday morning.

Although Citi Field is hosting both teams, the Mets crosstown-rival Yankees didn’t miss the opportunity to rub in the fact that the Mets are experiencing an extraordinarily injury-prone season.

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