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Late-season winter storm plays havoc with MLB on Sunday

Posted: 3:41 PM, Apr 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-15 19:41:02Z

MLB was supposed to have a full slate of games on Sunday, including a game showcasing superstar Angels pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani making his third start as a pitcher. 

Mother Nature had other ideas. 

Six MLB gamers were postponed on Sunday due to a major winter storm marching from the Midwest to the Northeast. Games in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Chicago were postponed. Also, a slated day-night doubleheader in Detroit was also wiped. 

The Cincinnati Reds were slated to get underway at 3:45 p.m. local time, more than 2.5 hours after the scheduled first pitch. 

Of the MLB cities affected by this weekend's storm, Minneapolis was hit the hardest. Minneapolis saw more than a foot of snow, and winds gusting to more than 40 MPH. 

On Saturday, Kansas City opted to play through a light snow, causing a wild scene in the late innings at Kauffman Stadium. 

More games could be postponed on Monday as temperatures will struggle to get above freezing in areas of the  Midwest and Northeast.