Melky Cabrera startled by thunder in Tampa Bay

Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera was spooked by thunder while batting in the third inning of the Blue Jays' game in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.

Lightning struck power station near Tampa Bay stadium

Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays needed a moment after being scared by some thunder in Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay. (Brian Blanco/Getty )

Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera got a bit of a scare while batting in the third inning of Toronto's game in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.

Immediately after he took a strike from Rays pitcher Chris Archer, a loud crash of thunder startled the Jays slugger.

Cabrera needed a moment to regain his composure before flying out to centre. 

The game was held up for 30 minutes during the third inning when lightning struck a nearby power station, knocking out a bank of lights.

With files from The Associated Press


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