Blue Jays-Royals rain delay: Restart time updates for Kauffman Stadium, April 25

Wet weather has delayed the final game of the series in Kansas City. Check here for updates.
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The afternoon weather in Kansas City is not cooperating with the Toronto Blue Jays' attempt to split the four-game series with the host Royals.

Update 6:00 pm ET: According to MLB's Keegan Matheson and Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, the tarp is being taken off the field and the game should indeed resume this evening.

Update 7:30pm ET: The game has been called by Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays lose to the Royals 2-1.

Initially, there was some confusion about whether there was a delay on the field. With the Royals up 2-1 after five innings, rain forced a delay while the umpires and grounds crew attempted to get the field ready for action.

Unfortunately, the heavy rain was too much of a match and the tarp eventually came back out.

Blue Jays-Royals rain delay: Restart time updates for Kauffman Stadium, April 25

The umpires officially called the delay at 3:46 p.m. ET. As Dan Shulman pointed out on the Sportsnet broadcast, they'll have to wait a certain amount of time before calling the game and making the result official.

With the game through the fifth inning, it's officially in the books. As the trailing team, the Jays are hoping that they can wait out the weather for a chance to win the series finale. Manager John Schneider seemingly lobbied with the umpires before heading back into the clubhouse.

Blue Jays-Royals rain delay updates: Jays hoping to resume play

The Royals opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a Salvador Perez two-run home run off Jays started José Berríos. The righty settled down and held the Royals off the board for the next four innings. He only logged one strikeout over his five innings of work, with three walks.

The Jays got one back in the fourth when Ernie Clement singled home a Justin Turner double. That's all they managed to muster against Royals starter Cole Ragans, who allowed just three hits with four strikeouts and three walks through five innings.

Both starters will be done for the day after a lengthy wait in the clubhouse.

If the game doesn't resume, the Royals will take three of four against the visiting Jays, who squandered some great opportunities this series. Between Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s three-run error on Tuesday, and not being able to score more than two runs on Wednesday, the Jays will leave town with some regrets.