MINNEAPOLIS -- The Red Sox and Twins went into a rain delay at 4:30 p.m. ET, with the Red Sox leading 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning as they looked for a series sweep at Target Field.
John Lackey took a perfect game into the fifth inning, and had given up only one hit. Having thrown just 84 pitches, he was heading back to the mound to face Justin Morneau when the rain picked up, umpires halted the game, and Morneau spun on his heels back toward the dugout.
The Twins, who were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movie "The Sandlot" all weekend, had planned to show the film after the game. Instead, they started the movie during the rain delay, as a number of players remained in the dugout to watch the 1993 movie about a group of friends playing baseball in the 1960s.