LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Twins delayed opener; Phils-Mets play 2

The Red Sox and Twins are scheduled to begin their series in Minnesota a day late. Monday’s opener of a four-game set at Target Field was postponed because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in Minnesota and the potential for unrest in the area. The NBA’s Timberwolves and NHL’s Wild also postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright following a traffic stop in a nearby suburb of Minneapolis. Meanwhile, the Cubs are concerned about a possible COVID-19 outbreak, Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is on the injured list, and the Phillies and Mets are set for a seven-inning doubleheader at Citi Field following Monday night’s rainout.