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Takeoff from Texas? Not so fast, Yankees

After tough loss, club stuck at airport for six hours
MLB.com @DKramer_

The Yankees likely wanted to get out of Texas as quickly as possible following Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Rangers, but mechanical issues on their charter flight home forced the team to return to Dallas in the wee hours and remain there for an extended period, according to Newsday.

The club finally departed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport around 3:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET), after a delay of roughly six hours. Because of the uncertainty on when the issue would be resolved, players and some staff were taken to a hotel for a brief period.

The Yankees likely wanted to get out of Texas as quickly as possible following Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Rangers, but mechanical issues on their charter flight home forced the team to return to Dallas in the wee hours and remain there for an extended period, according to Newsday.

The club finally departed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport around 3:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET), after a delay of roughly six hours. Because of the uncertainty on when the issue would be resolved, players and some staff were taken to a hotel for a brief period.

The club had a similar experience last week when it was stuck at Dulles International Airport near Washington -- their first stop on a three-city road trip -- due to culmination of multiple issues, including bad weather, mechanical issues and work limitations for their flight crew.

The Yankees are off on Thursday, and on Friday open a six-game homestand against the Angels and Astros. They won't need to travel again until next Thursday's road game against the Orioles.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

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