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Cell phones light up Fenway, cause delay

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Talk about a light show.

Wednesday's Tigers-Red Sox game was briefly delayed in the top of the seventh inning by a sea of cell phone lights emanating from the Fenway crowd. Before Nicholas Castellanos stepped to the plate with two outs in the seventh, he chatted with plate umpire Mike DiMuro. Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire also came out to talk with DiMuro, who walked over to Boston's dugout.

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Talk about a light show.

Wednesday's Tigers-Red Sox game was briefly delayed in the top of the seventh inning by a sea of cell phone lights emanating from the Fenway crowd. Before Nicholas Castellanos stepped to the plate with two outs in the seventh, he chatted with plate umpire Mike DiMuro. Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire also came out to talk with DiMuro, who walked over to Boston's dugout.

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"You ever try to hit with a light like that in your face? That's not supposed to happen," said Gardenhire after the Tigers' 7-1 loss. "The umpire, in my opinion, should have stopped it right away. They see it happen, it's right in dead center field. The fans are just having fun, I get it. But when it's in dead center field, my hitters are looking right into it. It's dangerous. It's very dangerous if you've ever been trying to hit with a light in your face. We just couldn't let that happen. These fans have a ball here, it's a great ballpark, but still, that's dangerous."

Red Sox security asked fans in the center-field bleachers to stop using the phones as flash lights, and play resumed, with Castellanos hitting a single to center.

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