Tuesday’s Nationals-Yankees game is in a rain delay. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

The Nationals pushed it as long as they possibly could — so long that lightning was flashing as pitchers wound to pitch and outfielders chased flyballs. But eventually, the rain came and so did the tarp, and after 5 1/2 innings, the Nationals and Yankees are in a rain delay.

The game was tied, 3-3, at the time the tarp came out. The Nationals took a 3-0 lead on a home run by Anthony Rendon and RBI singles by Andrew Stevenson and Pedro Severino. The Yankees scored two runs on Tyler Austin’s homer and another on his sacrifice fly. By the time of the delay, Gio Gonzalez’s night had already ended after 111 pitches in five innings. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was out of the game, too.

Storms are forecast throughout the evening. This post will be updated as soon as we have more information.