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Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins takes place in the opening day of the new MLB season on Monday as the AL champions look to get their new campaign off to a winning start. The game is scheduled to start at 3.10 p.m. CT and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Monday's game from Target Field will be played in freezing conditions, which could influence things somewhat. Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 30s, and with the added wind chill factor it could feel more like 20 degrees on the field.
The Tigers will send out ace Justin Verlander to give them a good start to the season. He has told ESPN ahead of today's big game: "It's going to be cold but I've pitched in that weather before. I don't think about it. It's always cold in Detroit on opening day," Verlander told ESPN.
The Twins players have also spoken about the predicted freezing conditions, with the weather being described as "not ideal." Twins second baseman Brian Dozer acknowledged that playing in the frigid temperatures isn't ideal, but thinks that the respective scenario pales in comparison to the excitement of taking the field on opening day.
"No one likes to play in the cold. But at the same time, we're going to be playing opening day in a Major League Baseball game. Isn't that enough?"
Despite the freezing weather conditions fans are hyped up about the opening day of the new season, and expect a good, excited crowd at Target Field today.
Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins is scheduled to start at 3.10 p.m. CT and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.