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Power outage delays Game 3 in Detroit

4:24 PM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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(Courtesy Tim Fuller, USA TODAY)

DETROIT (USA TODAY) - Here's something ironic: A day game at Comerica Park is being delayed by light failure.

Most of the lights went out at 4:42 p.m. just as the Detroit Tigers were getting ready to bat in the bottom of the second inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday afternoon.

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The game resumed 17 minutes later.

Though there was still plenty of daylight left, the umpires decided to stop play on an overcast day.

One person who did not seem happy about the stoppage was Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey, who is usually sour by nature anyway. He stood in the corner of the dugout glaring while his right elbow wrapped in a towel.

Both pitchers -- Lackey and Justin Verlander -- were allowed to take as much time as needed to warmup after power was restored.

Lackey didn't show any signs of the delay affecting after play resumed. He retired the side 1-2-3, including two strikeouts.

During the delay, perhaps Lackey was thinking back to the Super Bowl in February when a light failure delayed the game between Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers was delayed in the third quarter because of a power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans.

The popular theory was that Beyonce's halftime show was the cause of the power outage in New Orleans. The legendary Four Tops sang the national anthem but no one was blaming them for the lights going out.

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