Twins postpone series opener vs. Tigers

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A huge and fan-popular gold glove, left, along with the statues of Minnesota Twins greats Kirby Puckett, left, and Harmon Killebrew adorn the plaza at Target Field Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Minneapolis, one day away from the Twins’ season opener against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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.

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