TWINS OPENING DAY FACTS

Record: The Twins are 26-33 in season openers. The longest winning streak was four openers from 2001-04 (all started by Brad Radke). The longest losing streak was eight openers (2009-2016).

Home-away: The Twins have played 36 season openers on road and 23 at home (five in 21 years at Met Stadium; 15 in 28 seasons in the Metrodome; three in 10 seasons at Target Field).

Quirk: The Twins opened twice in Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium, vs. the Athletics in 1962 and the expansion Royals in 1969.

Multiple opening starts for Twins: Radke (9); Bert Blyleven (6); Frank Viola (4); Dave Goltz (3); Camilo Pascual, Jim Perry, Jerry Koosman, Scott Erickson, Kevin Tapani, Johan Santana, Carl Pavano, Ervin Santana (2).

Opening Day starter shockers: Tommy Hall (1969), Pete Redfern (1982), Brad Havens (1983), Albert Williams (1984), Vance Worley (2013) and Ricky Nolasco (2014).

PATRICK REUSSE