Nats ex­plain out­age

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — James Wag­ner and Chelsea Janes

The Na­tion­als re­leased a state­ment Satur­day morn­ing in which they iden­ti­fied a “faulty cir­cuit breaker” as the cause for the power out­age that forced the sus­pen­sion of Fri­day night’s game.

“Our ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates the power fail­ure at Na­tion­als Park last night was caused by a faulty cir­cuit breaker,” the team said through a spokesman. “It was re­placed shortly af­ter mid­night and the lights were tested through­out the night with no ad­di­tional out­ages. While we be­lieve we have iden­ti­fied and cor­rected the is­sue, ad­di­tional tests are be­ing con­ducted by the man­u­fac­turer of the field light­ing sys­tem.”

Fri­day night’s game was the first in Na­tion­als history to be sus­pended for a rea­son other than weather.

The Na­tion­als said they had no rea­son to be­lieve the out­age was re­lated to the Tay­lor Swift con­certs held at the ball­park ear­lier in the week.

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