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Twins Vs. Tigers: Start Of Game Delayed Due To Thunderstorms

Eager to get on the field in search of their fifth straight victory, the Minnesota Twins will face the uncomfortable situation of dealing with a rain delay on Tuesday as thunderstorms pepper the Detroit area and have forced the two teams into their respective locker rooms.

While a tarp was on the field leading up the to the scheduled 6:00 p.m. CT first pitch, accelerated rain leading up to the start time forced the game into a delay. And as's Rhett Bollinger points out, the sight of nearby lightning could threaten to put a wrench in everyone's plans.

Weather reports are indicating that the serious storms will wrap up by 7:00 p.m., but there has been no official word on what time the game might possibly get underway. With lightning forcing everyone to the concourse, it could wind up being a long night for Twins fans who made the trek to Detroit to catch the four-game series.

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