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April showers, bring May ... snowstorms?!

Rays-Royals game postponed by snow on Thursday

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Mother Nature isn't quite done wreaking havoc on Major League Baseball this season, even though April showers have supposedly passed.

Thursday's Royals/Rays game at Kauffman Stadium was postponed because of snow. No makeup date has been announced, as the Rays are not scheduled to return to Kansas City this season.

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The weather started out as rain before turning to sleet and, eventually, snow, forcing the umpires to call the game in the middle of the fourth inning.

During a third-inning delay the Royals also played video of a fireplace on the center-field video board to try to evoke warm thoughts for fans.

Some players, such as Kansas City's Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas, raced onto the tarp and did a slide into second base through the snow. Others, like Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza -- a native of Veracruz, Mexico -- snapped a picture of the surprising May weather.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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