Fans Treated For Heat At Indians-Twins Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hot, steamy weather caused problems for some fans attending the first game of Monday’s Cleveland-Minnesota doubleheader at Target Field.

Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says at least a couple dozen people needed to be treated at the ballpark for heat ailments, and a few were taken to a hospital. But Smith says there were no serious problems.

The Twins provided free water stations at the gates and other locations around the outdoor ballpark where fans could fill water bottles.

The temperature at first pitch was 90 degrees. The announced attendance was 39,768, but many fans sought shade in the concourses.

The Indians won the first game 5-2. The second game was scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. Central time.

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  • jemstone80

    What a great ball park.Nothing like hanging out with 30,000 sweaty smelly baseball fans! Nothing serious? Smith wasn’t one of the ones hospitalized was he…I love outside baseball…!!!!!

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