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Twins-Indians will be played despite island-wide blackout, San Juan mayor says

Twins-Indians will be played despite island-wide blackout, San Juan mayor says

Major League Baseball is planning to play the finale of the Minnesota-Cleveland series in Puerto Rico as scheduled Wednesday night, despite an island-wide blackout.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said additional generators and resources were in place at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, and backup systems to operate the lights and scoreboards were tested and ready shortly after the blackout struck.

Plans were in place well ahead of time, at MLB's request, Cruz said. "We are always aware that something like this can happen," she said.

Lights at some San Juan hotels went out around 10 a.m., before generators kicked on and restored power. Roads were clogged all over San...

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