Twins postpone game vs. Red Sox in wake of Daunte Wright killing

Monday night’s series opener between the Red Sox and Twins has been postponed after the shooting death of Minnesotan Daunte Wright.

The Twins released a statement on the postponement Monday:

The statement reads:

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.

It’s important to note that the Twins organization made this decision, with approval from league and state government officials.

Wright was a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon said Monday that the killing was an “accidental discharge” and that the officer meant to draw a tazer rather than her weapon. 

Police were attempting to arrest Wright when a struggle ensued, leading to the shooting.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew to try to curb rioting and protesting in the wake of Wright’s death. 

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