The Twins-Tigers game has been postponed after heavy rains at Target Field.
There will be two games tomorrow, at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Both games will be televised on FSN.
The Twins had two on and two out in the third inning when it began to rain so hard that umpires could not wait to let the inning play out. We are in a rain delay at Target Field.
A hard rain delay, with thunder and lightning. Within minutes, puddles formed in left field. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 9 p.m., and a flash flood warning until 11:30 p.m.
Jose Berrios has thrown three shutout innings, which is an achievement for him. But he needed 29 pitches to get out of a bases loaded jam in the first. He did throw a 1-2-3 third inning - that included a Miguel Cabrera drive that was kept in the park by high winds.
The next update will be at 9:45, but I'm not optimistic that this game will continue tonight. We'll see.
Check back for updates as we wait this one out.
Miguel Sano said his back is a little stiff today, but that might be from all the work he did yesterday in an effort to get back on the field. ``He did a lot of work yesterday to make a statement that he wants to get back in there,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Sano is available to pinch hit tonight, and Molitor is thinking about starting him tomorrow against Justin Verlander.
Talked to Trevor Plouffe, who is recovering from a strained left oblique. He took some swings in the pool today as part of his rehab.
But that's going to be it for Plouffe. I asked him if there was a chance he could be on the final road trip of the season, and he said no.
Joe Mauer is back in the lineup as the designated hitter. ``Part of his desire is to finish the season,'' Molitor said. Mauer, bothered by a sore right quad, will likely be in and out of the lineup the rest of the season. Could he just shut it down? Sure. But he wants to be out there when he can.
Cameron Maybin, CF
Erick Aybar, 2B
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
J.D. Martinez, RF
Justin Upton, DH
Tyler Collins, LF
James McCann, C
Andrew Romine, 3B
Jose Iglesias, SS
Brian Dozier, 2B
Jorge Polanco, SS
Joe Mauer, DH
Kennys Vargas, 1B
Max Kepler, RF
Robbie Grossman, LF
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Juan Centeno, C
Byron Buxton, CF
Jose Berrios, RHP