Minnesota Twins News – 2013 Twins Updates
4/5/13 – Twins fans are likely basking in the joy that their team took 2 of 3 from the Detroit Tigers
to open up the 2013 season. Although Minnesota dropped Game 1 in front of a sellout crowd at Target Field
Monday, Twins fans witnessed a come from behind victory in Game 2 with a stellar debut from starter Kevin Correia. It was just the fifth time (of 20 tries) that the Twins beat the Tigers in the past 2 years at home. When the Twins return home, hopefully to warmer temperatures for the fans sake, they’ll host the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels; then later, both the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers. Every Twins game this month has tickets for $15 or less.
After winning the American League's Central Division in 2010, their first year in Target Field, their new outdoor playpen, the Minnesota Twins found themselves sinking to the very bottom of the division in 2011 and 2012, ending up some 22 games off the pace set by the Detroit Tigers. Offensively, the Twins are led by catcher Joe Mauer, and outfielder Josh Willingham. Mauer's "slash line" of .319/.416/.446 (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) was tops on the Twins for batting average and on-base percentage, while Mauer finished second to Willingham in slugging percentage and OPS (on-base plus slugging). Willingham by far was the Twins power leader, with 35 longballs and 110 runs batted in. Ben Revere led in triples and stolen bases. On the bump, only one Twins starter had enough innings to qualify for earned-run average honors, Scott Diamond. Diamond was the Twins leader in wins with 12, and a 3.54 ERA. After Diamond, though, the Twins will face some difficulty cobbling together a competent starting rotation. Twins fans are hoping manager Ron Gardenhire can work some magic at Target Field and return baseball relevance to Minneapolis.
Twins Spring Training
tickets to see the team play in Florida are second cheapest in the League averaging $28. Twins baseball tickets for the regular season are almost three-times the cost of Spring Training tickets. The most expensive Target Field tickets are those for the New York Yankees
series in the beginning of July. The rivalry series against the Chicago White Sox
in August is the second most expensive series averaging $99 a seat.