Twins 3-hour game delay sets new record

10:28 PM, May 19, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- They say when it rains it pours. For three hours thunderstorms did just that during Sunday's Twins game against the Boston Red Sox.

Heavy rain drenched Target Field in the bottom of the seventh inning. Fans tried to stay dry and entertained but that was difficult with the rain delay.

This is the ninth time in Target Field history a game was delayed because of weather. It was also the longest delay, previous was 2 hours and 1 minute back in July 2011 when the Twins played the Brewers.

A screening of the classic movie "Sandlot" was scheduled for the end of the game but was played during the delay instead.

Chauncey Leopardi, who played "Squints" in "Sandlot" said while that wasn't the game plan it worked out well.

"They (the fans) got the whole film in during the game delay and I think a lot more people stayed than probably would have if they saw the game first, he said.

The Twins started playing again after 6:30 p.m. just as the sun tried to peek through clouds. Twins lost to the Red Sox 5-1.

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