Royals-Indians delayed after lights at 'The K' go out
JUL 04, 2013 12:38a ET
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals' game against the Cleveland Indians was delayed in the top of the seventh inning when roughly half the lights at Kauffman Stadium went out shortly after midnight.
The start of Wednesday night's game had already been delayed by 2 hours, 37 minutes by a stubborn rain cloud that refused to budge from over the top of the stadium, even though there were blue skies not more than a mile away from the ballpark.
The Royals had just rallied to take a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth when the Indians came to bat. Mark Reynolds struck out to start the seventh and Ryan Raburn was at the plate when about half of the lights around the ballpark suddenly went dark.
Plate umpire Kerwin Danley halted the game, and Royals officials explained that a computer glitch caused the lights to automatically turn off when the clock struck midnight. The lights had to cool before they could be turned back on.
The game eventually resumed after a delay of 12 minutes.