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Twins host Red Sox on Tuesday, play doubleheader Wednesday

Field Level Media
14 Apr 2021, 00:55 GMT+10

The Minnesota Twins will host the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis.

The decision to play the game on Tuesday (2:10 p.m. ET) came one day after the scheduled series opener was postponed due to civil unrest in the Minneapolis area.

Tuesday's decision was announced after consultation with Major League Baseball, along with local and state officials -- including law enforcement agencies.

Also, the Twins announced that Monday's postponed contest will be made up Wednesday as part of a straight doubleheader. And the Minnesota Timberwolves, who postponed their home game with the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, will make up that game Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET with no fans in attendance.

On Sunday, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban Brooklyn Center. The death prompted violent protests on Sunday and into Monday.

"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 today's game," the team said in a statement on Monday.

"... The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright."

The tragedy involving Wright occurred as the trial of former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin continues in Minneapolis. Chauvin, who is white, is being tried for last May's death of George Floyd, a Black man.

Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon said the shooting of Wright was "accidental," and that the female officer meant to use a Taser and not her handgun.

--Field Level Media

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