With the Yankees leading the Rays, 3-1, in the top of the ninth inning at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon, the lights went out -- literally.
A power outage at The Trop caused the game to be delayed, with the Rays coming off the field.
While the power remained out, fans tried to help by using the lights on their cell phones. Points for creativity...
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The lights went out at the Trop so the fans tried to help out.
The Rays attributed the power outage to "a failure of a main switch into the building," the team said in a statement.
"Rays operations staff identified the problem and were able to reroute the electrical feed to an alternate switch temporarily so that the game could resume."
The delay lasted 43 minutes.
"I wish I could say that was my first time experiencing that delay here, but it's happened before," Yankees reliever Zack Britton said after the game, according to the New York Times' James Wagner.