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The Twins lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh on Monday, but starter Phil Hughes came away feeling better about himself after giving up two homers in a rocky first inning. He gave up another run in the second inning, but he faced the minimum 12 batters over the final four innings of his outing.
Rick Stelmaszek, a former Twins coach who is battling pancreatic cancer, will throw out the first pitch. Stelmaszek spent 32 seasons on the Twins staff, a team record.
The Twins appear to still have two open bullpen spots to fill by next week's opener.
While Vegas stadium is built, the team still must play at least two more seasons in Oakland.
Rick Spielman is "very confident" the Vikings are on the right course to end a playoff victory drought dating to 2010.