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Tundra at Target Field: Twins play coldest outdoor game on record

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The fans were cold but the Twins were hot Thursday.

The first game of a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field featured the coldest first-pitch temperature in the history of outdoor baseball in Minnesota, Major League Baseball says. It was 31 degrees at 12:10 p.m.

The previous record dates to May 2, 1967 at Met Stadium – it was 32 degrees when the Twins beat the New York Yankees, 13-4, the Pioneer Press reports.

The previous cold record at Target Field was 34 degrees on April 12, 2013 against the New York Mets, the newspaper says.

The Twins' bats were smokin' – the team had 10 hits and won 7-0.

They'll play again at 6:10 p.m. because Wednesday night's game was rescheduled due to snow.

There weren't many fans to see the victory, by most accounts.

A memo sent to Twins employees Thursday morning asked them to help clear snow off the field, seats and aisles before the game to make sure it started on time.

However, the Twins didn't open the upper deck terrace in left field because of cold and snow, reports say.

Luckily for baseball fans, a warmup is on the way. Next week temperatures could reach 60-70 degrees, according to KARE 11.

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