Royals’ game at Kansas City postponed as tornado sirens are heard

Kansas City Royals dugout

Grounds crew workers clear rainwater from the Royals dugout as a severe thunderstorm passed through the area. The Royals game against the Rays was postponed.

(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metropolitan area. The four-game series is the only time the teams meet Kauffman Stadium this season, so they will make the game up with a day-night doubleheader Tuesday.

The decision to postpone Monday night’s game was made after about three inches of rain pounded the stadium in less than an hour. Right field quickly turned into a massive lake and left field became a swampy pond. The white tarp covering the infield was buffeted by 50-mph wind gusts.There were reports of trees down and other damage across the metropolitan area.


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