Monday’s Red Sox-Twins game in Minneapolis has been postponed following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by police in a nearby suburb on Sunday.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players, and community to not play in today’s game,” the Twins said in a statement.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 12, 2021
The Twins said they made the decision after consultation with MLB and local and state officials.
“The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright,” the Twins wrote at the end of their statement.
A makeup date hasn’t been announced yet. Monday’s game was scheduled to be the first game of a four-game series between the two teams. This is the only scheduled trip to Minnesota the Red Sox have all season. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s games all have afternoon start times, potentially allowing the flexibility to play a doubleheader on one of those days.
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