DETROIT -- Game 3 of the American League Championship Series was delayed for 17 minutes when the lights went out at Comerica Field.
Joe Garagiola Jr., a senior vice president for MLB Standards and On-Field Operations,said in a statement that an electrical sub-station went offline, causing the power outage, which began at 4:42 p.m.
The delay in the game may not have been necessary: it's still light enough to play.
The lights went out after Tigers starter Justin Verlander struck out Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Jonny Gomes in his 26-pitch second inning following a David Ortiz walk.
Red Sox starter John Lackey paced in the dugout for much of the delay, then had to wait for right fielder Shane Victorino to return to the field before the game resumed.
The delay did not affect Lackey, who breezed through a 1-2-3 bottom of the second in 15 pitches.
The game remains scoreless.