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An MLB Game Has Been Delayed Due To A Power Outage

A general view of the Tampa Bay Rays stadium.

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during a game against the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 29, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A weather delay at an MLB game is nothing new. But a power outage? That's a bit of a strange one. Yet that's exactly what we got today at the Rays-Yankees game.

As the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays headed to the top of the ninth inning, the power at indoor Tropicana Field suddenly failed. Despite it being the middle of the day with light trickling in from outside, there wasn't enough light to resume play.

The game is currently in delay. The Yankees lead 3-1 thanks to runs from Austin Romine, Mike Tauchman and Luke Voit.

Power outages at Tropicana Field are rare but not completely unheard of.

In 2014, a lightning strike caused a power outage in the eighth inning between the Rays and the Orioles.

There was a second power outage due to lightning that same year when the Rays were trailing against the Angels:

And yet again in June of 2015 in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays:

Somebody really needs to install some lights that are less prone to going out so easily...

Nevertheless, it's been a pretty crazy delay, but hardly the craziest of this past month alone. That title belongs to the bee swarm at the Reds-Giants game.