Updated: April 12, 2021 08:07 PM
Created: April 12, 2021 01:19 PM
Monday afternoon's scheduled Minnesota Twins game has been postponed following the fatal police shooting of a man in Brooklyn Center on Sunday, which sparked civil unrest.
The Twins were set to open a four-game series at Target Field against the Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m.
The organization released the following statement 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 decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials. Information regarding the rescheduling of today's game, and corresponding ticket details, will be released in the near future.
"The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright."
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