Get your furry Twins gear ready.
The Twins will open the 2017 season at home on Monday, April 3 against the Kansas City Royals, according to the schedule released by the league on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m., but an early-April start means the weather can be unpredictable. The knit caps the Twins are giving out during the homestand next week could come in handy.
It will be the first of a three-game series to kick off the season. After an off-day on April 4, the Twins will play at 12:10 p.m. April 5 and 6.
After that, the Twins will head out on their first road trip, six games against the White Sox and Tigers.
Other schedule highlights include:
Interleague games against the NL West. There will be home series May 16-18 against Colorado, Aug. 18-20 against Arizona and Sept. 12 and 13 against San Diego. Road series will take place June 9-11 at San Francisco, July 24-26 at Los Angeles and Aug. 1 and 2 at San Diego.
The annual border battle against the Brewers will take place over four days - Aug. 7 and 8 at Target Field and Aug. 9 and 10 at Miller Park.
The Yankees will make their annual appearance July 17-19.
There will be two, ten-game homestands during the season. One in April and and one in June - with the White Sox and Indians being part of both of them.
Most ticket prices will remain the same for 2017. The one exception is CATCH, the all inclusive club in center field. The front row seats will be $2 more while standing room only spots will decrease by $2.