LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Twins delayed opener; Phils-Mets play 2

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The scoreboard at Target Field explains the postponement of the baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Boston Red Sox because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled to begin their series in Minnesota a day late.

Monday's opener of a four-game set at Target Field was postponed because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in Minnesota and the potential for unrest in the area.

The NBA's Timberwolves and NHL's Wild also postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright following a traffic stop in a nearby suburb of Minneapolis.

The Twins said their decision was made in consultation with Major League Baseball and state and local officials.

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