Twins game featured UMD and hail

By KBJR News 1

May 10, 2011 Updated May 11, 2011 at 12:44 AM CDT

Minneapolis (Northlands NewsCenter) - The Minnesota Twins contest with the Detroit Tigers featured some Northland flavor, and some strange weather.

Before the game, the Division Two National Champion UMD football team was recognized before tonight's game. In fact, Bulldog senior Isaac Odim threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Then the game had to be halted in the 4th inning, with at first a rain delay. But then the rain quickly turned to hail. The delay lasted for one hour and four minutes.

Shortly after 9pm, the game resumed action. Twins hurler Francisco Liriano was unable to come close to last week's no-hit performance. Liriano lasted only three innings, allowing four runs in the process. He left the game with an illness after the third inning. It was a rough night for Minnesota all around, as the Twins fell in the opening game of the series 10-2.

Posted by Joe Dufek