Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Angels-Rays delayed due to power outage at Tropicana Field

4 Comments

A first-inning three-run home run from Shohei Ohtani was not enough power to keep the lights on at Tropicana Field on Thursday evening. The power went out during the bottom of the fourth inning due to a storm in the St. Petersburg area, MLB.com’s Juan Toribio reports.

The score remains 3-0 while the players and fans wait for power to be restored. Ryan Yarbrough drew the start for the Rays while Tyler Skaggs toed the rubber for the Angels.

The Rays entered this four-game series 41-26, a half-game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East. The 33-35 Angels are in fourth place in the AL West.

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 2

Elsa/Getty Images
Leave a comment

The Nationals, believed by oddsmakers to be big underdogs in the World Series against the Astros, won arguably their toughest matchup last night by plating five runs against Gerrit Cole in a 5-4 win in Houston. They’ll take a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s action featuring a duel between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Here are the lineups for the two sides.

Nationals

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

SP Stephen Strasburg

No changes here. Manager Dave Martinez is rolling out the same exact lineup as he had in Game 1.

Astros

CF George Springer
2B José Altuve
LF Michael Brantley
3B Alex Bregman
1B Yuli Gurriel
DH Yordan Álvarez
SS Carlos Correa
C Robinson Chirinos
RF Josh Reddick

SP Justin Verlander

Likewise, Astros skipper A.J. Hinch has hardly changed his lineup. The only difference is Chirinos is doing the catching tonight as opposed to Martín Maldonado.

Springer notably did not give maximum effort on an RBI double he hit off of the wall in right-center field, thinking it was a home run. He could’ve had a triple. Springer and Hinch discussed it over the phone late last night, Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller reports. Hinch didn’t seem too concerned about it.