Indians-Twins postponed by rain, split doubleheader Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 16: Fans wait in the stands as rain delays the start of the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians on August 16, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Cleveland Indians because of rain, scheduling a split doubleheader to finish the series.

With wet and stormy weather forecast throughout Wednesday night in Minnesota, the Twins called the middle game of the series. They’ll play the Indians twice Thursday, trailing them by six games in the AL Central. The Kansas City Royals are 5½ games back. The Twins and Royals are also in the thick of the race for the second AL wild-card spot.

The Indians and Twins had only one common off date left this season, on Sept. 25, the day the before a three-game series between the two teams in Cleveland. The Indians play in Seattle on Sept. 24, when the Twins are at Detroit.

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