Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler (26) and Byron Buxton (25) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Twins won 5-2. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather.

They scheduled a straight doubleheader for Saturday afternoon to start the series.

Jake Odorizzi and Jose Berrios will pitch for the Twins. Ian Kennedy and Danny Duffy will start for the Royals.

This was Minnesota’s first postponed game of a season that began four months late due to the pandemic.

The Twins and Royals will continue their four-game series on Sunday and Monday.

The Royals swept a three-game set from the Twins in Kansas City last weekend.

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