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Power outage delays Rays-Yanks

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays game was delayed for 18 minutes with two outs in the top of the fifth inning because a bank of lights lost power at Tropicana Field.

The Rays had originally said lightning appeared to strike the domed stadium, causing a brief outage to a cluster of lights along the first base line. According to the St. Petersburg Times, the team later corrected themselves to say lightning struck a line attached to a nearby substation. The team also said, according to the paper, that roughly 400 area customers were affected.

The umpires huddled with managers Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon before players from both teams were pulled off the field. Play resumed with the Rays leading 4-2.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.