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Rangers-Rays: Coldest day game ever at Arlington ballpark

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Published:   |   Updated: April 11, 2013 at 07:07 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas -

The first pitch for Wednesday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers was delayed nearly 90 minutes while officials waited for a storm front to pass through the area.

It was only 39 degrees at first pitch, the coldest start ever for a day game at Rangers Ballpark and 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night's start.

With winds gusting near 20 mph, it felt closer to freezing when the series finale started at 2:34 p.m. local time after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes.

The only colder start at Rangers Ballpark, which is in its 20th season, was a night game against Boston on April 7, 2007, when it was 38 degrees.

Texas is more known for the summer heat. Just two seasons ago, the temperature was at least 100 degrees for 27 games at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rays snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Texas 2-0.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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