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Twins open 2013 season; coldest ever?


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) -- Later today, it may be the biggest sign of all that spring is finally here, as the 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway in Minnesota. It's opening day for the Twins at Target Field.

But instead of batter up, it's going to be more like bundle up, as temperatures are expected to be only in 30's, which could make for the coldest Twins home opener ever. Today's game is already the earliest outdoor opening in Twins history, so today you may want to keep your mittens and coats on standby.

The Twins returned outdoors only three years ago, in 2010, after playing 28 weather-protected seasons at the Metrodome.

The home-opening pitch is slated for 3:10 p.m., and the Twins are taking on the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers.

How do the Twins match-up? Well, they finished with the worst record in the American League in 2012. But with a new season underway, both teams start off fresh.

Newcomer Vance Worley will be on the mound for the Twins against the Tigers 20-11 MVP Justin Verlander.

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