Power goes out briefly during ALCS Game 3 in Detroit

Tigers, Red Sox had to stop play during power outage at Comerica Park

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DETROIT - A power outage interrupted Game 3 of the American League championship series for 17 minutes.

The lights high atop Comerica Park went out and the videoboards were dark between the top and bottom of the second inning, delaying the Boston Red Sox-Detroit Tigers game.

The Tigers were coming up to bat for a second time with two hits after Justin Verlander held Boston without a hit for the second straight inning when the game was stopped.

Ten minutes into the stoppage, fans had not been informed how long the game would be delayed. Five minutes later, the Red Sox took their positions in the field and right-hander Jake Peavy began warming up on the mound.

DTE Energy says cable failure to blame

DTE Energy said there was a cable failure in the vicinity of Comerica Park which compromised the feed to the stadium. It cause equipment to trip.

According to DTE, the power was out for about 20 minutes. There was a momentary surge during the process of getting power back to other lines.

Both feeds at the park are back to being operational.

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