It was umbrella giveaway night at Target Field and mother nature apparently felt the need to allow fans to test their new acquisition out on Wednesday. The Astros trailed 5-0 to the Twins when the game was halted by a 2 1/2 hour rain delay. The game was an hour in and the third inning had just started. After a meeting at around 10:30 p.m. CT, Major League Baseball ruled the game would starter over on Thursday as part of a doubleheader.
Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel gave up five runs over two innings, only three of which were earned. Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa posted errors that sparked the Twins offense. Correa muffed a Miguel Sano ground ball that allowed a run to score.
The most tragic part of Wednesday's game being whipped away is the fact that the Twins' Brian Dozier hit a leadoff home run. The home run will not count toward's Dozier's total.
An MLB game can not become official until after the 5th inning, thus the reason for the mulligan.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with game one starting at 12:10 p.m. CT and 6:10 p.m. CT. Doug Fister will start in game one and Chris Devenski will start in game two. Kevin Chapman has been called up for the Astros' 26th man in the second doubleheader game.
The Astros are will play their doubleheader since Memorial Day 2012 against the Rockies in Colorado.