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Unauthorized drone over Target Field forces delay of Twins-Pirates game

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Well, this is a new one.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins were in the top of the fifth Tuesday afternoon when the umpires called everyone off the field. An unauthorized drone had flown above the outfield at Target Field, forcing the umpire crew to declare a safety hazard until the drone flew away.

The delay lasted about five minutes.

Whether it was a fan trying to get a coveted view of the game or Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer messing with his division rivals, the game was put on hold while players attempted to throw baseballs up at it and knock it down. Eventually, the miniature aircraft left the stadium and play resumed.

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