After that winless weekend in Baltimore, it doesn’t get any easier for the Twins. Today at Target Field, it’s the home opener against Albert Pujols and the L.A. Angels. Nick Blackburn is on the hill for Minnesota, taking on C.J. Wilson. First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m.
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Truck crashes into Napa Auto Parts store after driver's medical issue
No employees were struck by the pickup.
Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane
The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.
Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads
The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.
White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites
Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.
Minnesota Aurora's first ever game ends with draw before sellout crowd
More than 5,200 came out to see the game.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
Frustrated Twins look to avoid 0-5 start
It's Carl Pavano vs. Jered Weaver tonight at Target Field as the Twins' offense looks to bust out of its April doldrums against the L.A. Angels. It might not be easy. Weaver opened the season in Kansas City, striking out 10 and allowing four hits through eight innings.
Ex-Twin Hunter pumped about Pujols
Torii Hunter is extremely pleased to have the best hitter in baseball in the L.A. Angels lineup. Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $254 million deal this week. Hunter -- an ex-Twin who also bolted for Anaheim -- tells the Star Tribune Angels owner Arte Moreno is "crazy about winning."
Hendriks likely to start season in rotation
Scott Baker (elbow) and Jason Marquis (personal) likely won't start the first trip through the rotation, so Liam Hendriks will likely start against Baltimore next Sunday, according to the Pioneer Press. That would allow Nick Blackburn to start the Twins' home opener April 9th against the Angels. Hendriks is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA this spring.
Baker could start the season on DL
Scott Baker is scheduled to start the Twins' home opener against Albert Pujols and the Angels on April 9th, but a case of elbow tendinitis may prevent that from happening. Baker is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Saturday and Monday, but there is a chance he doesn't join the Twins' rotation until the second week of the season.
Twins hope to avoid fifth defeat, another sweep
The Minnesota Twins will wrap up their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon. The Twins will turn to right-hander Nick Blackburn to help the club snap their latest four-game losing streak and avoid being swept by the Brewers. Milwaukee will counter with former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.
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