The Minnesota Twins ran into a buzz saw during their opening game, as David Price of the Detroit Tigers threw 8 2/3 scoreless innings en route to his five-hit victory.
Phil Hughes couldn’t navigate around the entire Detroit lineup, as J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila tagged him for homeruns. Hughes gave up eight hits in six innings, struck out six and had four runs added to his ERA.
The Twins drew zero walks and received hits from Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas, Kurt Suzuki and Jordan Schafer. Vargas’ single broke up Price’s no-hit bid in the fifth inning. Minnesota will shake off their opening game and put Ricky Nolasco on the hill Wednesday afternoon, completing the series with Kyle Gibson on Thursday afternoon.
After the Twins complete their opening series, they stay on the road during the weekend, starting a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox. For Twins fans, it’ll be a great weekend to book your flight to and from Chicago through Hipmunk.com, who can be your main travel resource to get to any MLB city. During your weekend trip, let Hipmunk handle your Chicago hotel reservations as well, with options starting from $90 that will have you a metro ride away from U.S. Cellular Field.
According to TiqIQ.com, the meeting on April 10th is the most expensive Minnesota Twins ticket of the weekend, with an average price of $166.22 with a walk-in price of $50. The high price is because April 10th is the White Sox’s home opener. The following games are more affordable, with Saturday Sunday’s game having average ticket prices of $46 and $34 respectively, both with single digit walk-in prices.
The Twins home opener at Target Field is on April 13th against the Kansas City Royals. Opening the season with two road series against division opponents isn’t the friendliest scheduling we’ve seen, but all teams go through their rough patches.