Coliseum struck by lightning, loses power

Coliseum struck by lightning, loses power
July 22, 2014, 12:15 pm
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The lightning is not expected to affect Tuesday night's series opener between the Astros and A's. (USATSI)

Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

The Oakland Coliseum was without power for "a few minutes" Tuesday morning after lightning struck the aging ballpark.

Electricity since has been restored and Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. game against the Houston Astros should not be affected, according to a team spokesman.

Back in June, a game against the Yankees was delayed when a bank of lights went out temporarily in left field, due to a circuit breaker that went out.