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Lights go out in Angel Stadium; Dodgers-Angels game delayed

A bank of lights on the first-base side of Angel Stadium went out as the Angels were making a pitching change in the top of the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Dodgers, and both teams were ordered off the field by the umpiring crew.

The Dodgers were leading, 8-4, when the game was delayed at about 10 p.m. They had just scored two runs on RBI singles by Manny Ramirez and Casey Blake, and reliever Trevor Bell, who was summoned by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, was throwing his warmup pitches when the lights went out.

The scoreboard, public address and sound systems in the stadium remained on, as did the other three banks of lighting above the rim of the stadium.

The game was delayed more than 15 minutes. The teams returned to the field after the umpires met with Scioscia and Dodgers Manager Joe Torre, apparently deciding the conditions were safe enough to continue even with a bank of lights out.

--Mike DiGiovanna

 
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