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    A swarm of bees delays the start of a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants, May 6, 2019, in Cincinnati.

    It wasn't rain. It wasn't thunder or lightning. It was bees.

    The start of the San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds game Monday afternoon was briefly delayed due to a swarm of bees flying around home plate at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

    Monday's ballgame was scheduled to start at 9:35 a.m. PST, but the first pitch wasn't thrown until about 20 minutes later.

    "We were delayed due to bees, if you can bee-lieve it," the Giants tweeted.

    The Reds stung the Giants in the end, winning the contest 12-4.

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