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Tigers game Friday in Minnesota already postponed for snow

Posted: 4:35 PM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 16:35:09-04
Ron Gardenhire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month.

The Twins announced Thursday afternoon they were calling off the Friday night’s game, a decision made about 28 hours before the scheduled first pitch. The region was blanketed by wet snow, heavy winds and icy roads. The storm was forecast to move out before Friday, but the temperature was predicted to be in the mid-30s.

With dry but chilly afternoons on tap for Saturday and Sunday, when the two teams are also set to play, the Twins rescheduled the Friday game for May 11 with a split day-night doubleheader. The Tigers were already for a three-game visit to Target Field that weekend.