Twins and Royals delayed in 5th due to rain

Twins and Royals delayed in 5th due to rain

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals-Twins game on Friday night went into a rain delay at 8:41 p.m. CT.

The game is not official with the score tied 4-4 with one out in the top of the fifth.

The Royals took advantage of right-hander Jose Berrios' wildness in the second inning. With one out, Salvador Perez singled to left and Alex Gordon walked. Alcides Escobar then hit a shot that caromed off Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe's face for an RBI single. Raul Mondesi was then hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Berrios then walked Jarrod Dyson and Cheslor Cuthbert, forcing in two more runs and it was 3-0.

Brian Dozier hit his 28th homer in the third off Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez, tying his career high, set last season. Dozier has homered in seven straight games against the Royals.

The Twins, trailing 4-1, scored three runs off Volquez in the fifth, tying it at 4-4.

After a delay that lasted three hours and three minutes, the game resumed at 11:45 p.m.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.