Rays game starts after weather-related delay

Rain delay in the dome.

The game between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays has

started after a 20-minute delay because of a weather-related

problem with the lights at Tropicana Field.

The stadium lights for the domed playing field went out about 15

minutes before the scheduled 7:10 p.m. first pitch Tuesday night.

The Rays say thunderstorms in the area affected a power line

running into the ballpark, which caused the problem.

At about 7:10 p.m., the lights began to come back on. But it

took about 15 minutes for the field to become fully lit again.

A game on July 18 at Tropicana Field between Tampa Bay and the

New York Yankees had an 18-minute delay in the fifth inning when a

cluster of lights along the first base line went dark after a

lightning strike.