Tuesday's Twins-Rays game postponed

Tuesday's Twins-Rays game postponed

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' scheduled meeting with the Rays on Tuesday night at Target Field was postponed due to rain, and will be made up on Thursday at 7:10 p.m., as part of split day-night doubleheader.

Additionally, the game slated for 12:10 p.m. on Thursday will be played at its originally scheduled time.

It marks the second rainout at Target Field this season after only one game was postponed due to inclement weather last year. The Twins also had a rainout on Friday against the Indians, and the makeup date is yet to be determined.

Left-hander Francisco Liriano was supposed to start for the Twins on Tuesday night opposite Rays right-hander Wade Davis. Liriano will now pitch Wednesday, while right-hander Nick Blackburn will start Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader and right-hander Scott Baker will take the mound in Game 2.

The Twins also had their meeting with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 6 postponed due to rain. The makeup date for that game has also yet to be announced.

Fans holding tickets to Tuesday's postponed game should keep their tickets for admission into the rescheduled game Thursday night. Tickets for the rescheduled game are not subject to refunds or exchanges. Fans are encouraged to visit www.twinsbaseball.com.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.