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Spring Training Buzz: Red Sox-Yankees Game Delayed By Bees

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A bumble bee collects nectar. (Photo credit: Wolfgang Kumm/AFP/Getty Images)

A bumble bee collects nectar. (Photo credit: Wolfgang Kumm/AFP/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP/CBS) — A spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees created a buzz.

The game was delayed for seven minutes heading into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday because of a swarm of bees in left field.

Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp walked toward the infield to point out the situation to umpires at Steinbrenner Field, and they called out the grounds crew to address the matter.

“I noticed as soon as game started,” Carp said, according to the team’s Twitter account. “Must have been a couple thousand. Not a big fan of bees flying around.”

The grounds crew received a large cheer from the fans, who were told to be patient during the stoppage,

After the removal process, New York’s Francisco Cervelli, tripled to deep left.

The Yankees went on to win the game 8-0.

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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