Few probably thought the Minnesota Twins would be a real threat to chase down first-place in the AL Central in 2015, but as July approaches, that’s precisely what they are. The Kansas City Royals are where many felt they’d be (in first place), but the surprising Twins are just 5.5 games back thanks to impressive play on both sides of the ball. They’ve been getting timely hitting and another nice year from Brian Dozier, while the starting pitching has been steady, giving the club a legitimate chance to win any given game.
July could be a serious turning point for the Twins, as they have an increasingly healthier Detroit Tigers club nipping at their heels, while the Cleveland Indians and their band of ace pitchers could also rise up the ranks. Let’s not forget about the smashing Royals, who still boast one of the top offenses and seem to have a firm grasp at the top. If the Twins are going to strike and make a run at first-place, this could be the month to do it, and fans could see some serious value come their way if it ends up happening.
That value comes in the form of Minnesota Twins tickets, which are a solid price from top-to-bottom this month, even at their highest point. Let’s take a closer look at that value as we break down the cheapest and most expensive Twins games in July:
Cheapest – 7/1/2015 @ Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park | Avg: $24 | Get-in: $3
The Reds welcome the Twins to Great American Ball Park on the first of July in what could be a challenging day at the office for Minnesota. That’s because Cincinnati has ace Johnny Cueto on the hill, and in home starts, he’s been as consistent as anybody. Twins starter Trevor May will certainly be challenged in this one as well, having to deal with the likes of Todd Frazier, Joey Votto, and Brandon Phillips within the opposing lineup. There could be excellent return on the value of these tickets, averaging out at just $24. Fans can get in the door for a measly $3, too, which makes this arguably the steal of the month for Twins fans. Tickets at Great American Ball Park are usually worth it, being one of the most hitter-friendly stadiums in baseball.
Most Expensive – 7/25/2015 VS. New York Yankees at Target Field | Avg: $103.65 | Get-in: $31
Twins tickets get jacked up a bit when the Yanks visit Target Field later in the month, but that’s understandable given their history and offensive talent. Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner bring the lumber in another potential offensive battle that could push the Twins to their limits. These teams have nearly identical records, and if they cannot capture their respective division titles, they could both wind up battling one another for a Wild Card berth, so fans could be taking in what might end up being a very meaningful contest here. All that being said, Twins tickets only spike up to $103.65 on average, which is just $31 more than their average ticket price ($74.11) for the year.