Power Outage In Comerica Park Delays Game 3 Of ALCS

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The third game of the American League Championship Series has been delayed due to a power outage at Comerica Park in Detroit.

DTE Energy’s preliminary investigation of the temporary lighting failure that occurred at Comerica Park during Major League Baseball’s American League Championship Series (ALCS), has found there was a cable failure in the area near the stadium, which caused the problem.

The lights in the stadium were out for approximately 20 minutes beginning at approximately 4:41 p.m. Power was restored in the stadium at around 5:00 p.m.

The cable failure caused a voltage reduction, which tripped the lights in the stadium. The momentary sag in voltage was an isolated incident.
DTE Energy maintains two independent electrical feeds for precisely this kind of an event. Both feeds to the park continued to provide power during the incident.

“We’ve identified the cause of the disturbance and we worked with officials at Comerica Park to resolve the issue quickly,” said Steve Kurmas, President and Chief Operating Officer for DTE Electric, a unit of DTE Energy. “We regret the interruption.”

The afternoon game in Detroit went dark in the 2nd inning as the Tigers played host to the Red Sox.

The Red Sox lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after beating the Tigers 1-0 on Monday night.


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