Red Sox-Rays game delayed by lighting problems

Updated: August 30, 2014, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The start of Boston's game at Tampa Bay has been delayed for 12 minutes due to a stadium lighting outage.

With a thunderstorm in the area, a series of playing field lights at Tropicana Field went out nine minutes before Saturday night's scheduled start time of 7:10.

It took around 20 minutes for the lighting to return to normal levels, with the first pitch taking place at 7:22.

The Rays say the lighting problem was caused by a nearby electrical substation being struck by lightning.


Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.