TBS had experienced router failure in Atlanta, which caused transmission problems, Rays spokesman Dave Haller said. TBS spokesman Jeff Pomeroy didn't immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.
In place of the game, TBS had televised an episode of "The Steve Harvey Show." A crawl on the screen ran repeatedly, saying: "We are experiencing technical difficulties."
Tampa Bay, seeking its first World Series appearance, led the best-of-seven series 3-1 after wasting a 7-0, seventh-inning lead in Game 5 and losing 8-7 to the defending champion Red Sox.