Umpires stuck in traffic, White Sox-Nationals game delayed

Chicago White Sox Alex Rios crosses home plate

Chicago White Sox Alex Rios crosses home plate for his two-run homer during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (April 9, 2013) (Credit: AP)

WASHINGTON - The start of the Chicago White Sox game at the Washington Nationals was delayed because the umpires got caught in traffic.

The game, which was scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. EDT, started after a 16-minute delay Wednesday night.

The Nationals say the umpires' preparation for the game was delayed because of their late arrival at the ballpark.

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