'Off-line' substation blamed for outage

October, 15, 2013
10/15/13
5:30
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DETROIT -- Joe Garagiola Jr., a senior vice president for MLB Standards and On-Field Operations, just released a statement in which he said MLB was informed by the Tigers that a nearby electrical sub-station went off-line, accounting for the power outage at Comerica Park.

Power was restored immediately, according to the statement, but it takes stadium lights 15 minutes to reset.

Play was interrupted at 4:42 p.m., just before the Tigers came to bat in the bottom of the second, and resumed at 4:59 p.m.

Lackey was given as many warmup pitches as he needed before the resumption of play.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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