Twins rained out against Royals on Friday

Twins rained out against Royals on Friday

Twins rained out against Royals on Friday
KANSAS CITY -- Friday night's series opener between the Twins and Royals was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

The second game will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. However, in case of a quick opener, the second game would not start before the regular-scheduled time of 6:10 p.m. CT.

Rain is in the forecast for Saturday, too.

The Twins will keep their starting rotation in the same order, with Cole De Vries -- Friday's scheduled starter -- pitching the first game on Saturday and Liam Hendriks working the nightcap. The Royals will stay as originally scheduled with Will Smith and Luke Hochevar pitching Games 1 and 2, respectively.

It's the second time this season the teams will play a doubleheader. The first was on June 30, when the Twins took both games against the Royals at Target Field. That doubleheader stemmed from a rainout of a game on April 28.

Friday marked the first rainout of the season at Kauffman Stadium.

Vinnie Duber is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.