Twins-Angels game postponed due to weather

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins’ scheduled game with the Angels on Wednesday at Target Field was postponed due to inclement weather, and the game will be made up on a yet to be determined date.

It marks the second postponed game of the season for the Twins, who also saw Sunday’s game against the Mets postponed due to weather. It’s also the seventh postponed game in the four-year history of Target Field.

Right-hander Vance Worley was scheduled to start against the Angels but will be pushed back to pitch against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday after Thursday’s off-day. He’ll be followed by left-hander Scott Diamond on Saturday and right-hander Kevin Correia on Sunday. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey will now start Monday against the Marlins and will be followed by left-hander Pedro Hernandez on Tuesday.

“We’re just backing everybody up,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. “With the weather, we tried to find a way to play this but it just wasn’t conducive. It’s supposed to rain all night long.”

Both teams have an off-day on Thursday but with snow in the forecast in the Twin Cities, the Angels were scheduled to head back to Anaheim after the game. The two clubs share a mutual off-day on Sept. 9.

“It’s not going to be a good situation for either team because they’re going to have to fly back in here,” Gardenhire said. “But it’s just the way it is. You can’t control that stuff. You just have to do what’s right for tonight.”

Fans holding tickets to Wednesday’s postponed game have two options. They can keep their tickets for admission into the rescheduled game, or utilize the value of their ticket — the amount paid — as a voucher towards any future Twins regular season game in 2013. Tickets for the postponed game are not subject to refunds.

Fans who wish to exchange their tickets for another game must bring the tickets to the Target Field box office no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the rescheduled game. Tickets returned any later than 48 hours prior to the start of the rescheduled game will be considered invalid. Tickets may be exchanged only at the Target Field Ticket Office located on Target Plaza off 7th Street.

Fans are encouraged to visit http://www.twinsbaseball.com, call 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467), or visit the Target Field Box Office during normal business hours for detailed information on the Twins’ rainout policy.

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Time to reconsider the concept of outdoor baseball in MN in April.

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