Twins to open 2017 schedule at home against Kansas City

Published 8:24 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins open the 2017 season at home against AL Central rival Kansas City.

The MLB schedule released Wednesday has Minnesota opening the season April 3 with a three-game series against the Royals at Target Field. The Twins then hit the road for series at the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.

The Twins will play 20 interleague games next season, including a weeknight “home-and-home” series against the Brewers Aug. 7-8 in Minneapolis and Aug. 9-10 in Milwaukee. Minnesota will host interleague series against Colorado, Arizona and San Diego and make interleague road trips to San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Home schedule highlights include a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox May 5-7 and a Memorial Day series against the Houston Astros May 29-31.