Twins-Red Sox Postponed Following Deadly Police Shooting

By Adam Roberts – 4/12/2021

The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox won’t be playing baseball today following a deadly police shooting just outside Minneapolis.

The Twins released a statement saying “it is in the best interests” of many including players and fans to postpone the game. The team says the league was consulted in the decision making process. The Twins also expressed their condolences to Daunte Wright’s family; Wright was shot and killed by police yesterday following a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. The police chief said he believes an accidental discharge led to the shooting.

Protests took place in the Minneapolis suburb yesterday evening, a metro area which dealt with massive protests and riots in the wake of the George Floyd shooting last May. We’ll keep an eye on if the situation impacts the scheduled Bucks-Timberwolves game on Wednesday.