Yankees and Rangers hold moment of silence for Istanbul terror attack victims

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 30.06.2016 17:22
Members of the Texas Rangers stand at attention while observing a moment of silence for victims of the Istanbul airport attacks before the start of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Members of the Texas Rangers stand at attention while observing a moment of silence for victims of the Istanbul airport attacks before the start of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers held a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attack at Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport with a moment of silence before their game at Yankee Stadium.

A message with giant letters that read, "Our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and all those affected by the tragedy in Istanbul," was seen on the Jumbotron prior to the beginning of the game.

Brian McCann homered in consecutive at-bats and Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run with one outs in the bottom of the ninth as New York rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat Texas 9-7.

After Alex Rodriguez lined out, McCann drove a 1-0 pitch from Sam Dyson into the right-field seats.

Starlin Castro followed with a walk and Gregorius ended it by lining the first pitch from Dyson into the right-center field into the right-field seats.

It was Gregorius' first career walk-off home run and touched off a wild celebration at the plate.

At least 42 people were killed and 130 were injured on Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and armed attack at Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport. Three suicide bombers carried out the attack in three different parts of the airport.

The terrorists opened fire on people with AK-47 automatic rifles before detonating themselves at the entrance of international flights terminal, domestic flights terminal, and in the parking lot.

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