DIRECTV Apologies for Loss of Red Sox/A's Game

Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's fans who subscribe to DIRECTV, and woke up early Tuesday morning to watch the teams face off in Japan, apparently didn't see much of the game.

DIRECTV said it experienced "temporary technical difficulties" early Tuesday morning that resulted in some channels not being available to customers, including standard definition telecasts of the Boston/Oakland game. The majority of DIRECTV channels were not affected, and the company said it has since corrected the problem.

As for the Red Sox/A's game, customers who watched regional sports net NESN or ESPN 2 in HD were able to see the entire game. For customers who watched NESN in standard definition, DIRECTV brought the channel back at the top of the seventh inning. For customers who watched ESPN2 in standard definition, the channel came back on after the game was finished.

DIRECTV was very apologetic about the technical issues. "We deeply apologize, particularly to Red Sox and A's fans, for any inconvenience this may have caused," the company said in a statement.