The Twins blanked the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday to win their season and home opener. Jose Berrios made his first opening day start and threw 7 2/3 innings with 2 hits and no runs allowed with 10 strikeouts to earn the win.
Twins' center fielder Byron Buxton is batting .400 and stole 2 bases yesterday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me today on WJON. He suggested that Buxton start the year hitting 9th to take the pressure off and give him a chance to be a 2nd lead-off man.
Byron Buxton is 5-5 to start the spring with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs. Star Tribune Twins beat writer Lavelle E Neal III joined me on WJON today. He talked about the reasons for Buxton's hot start and if this is something we should bank on for the season.
ESPN recently released a report reviewing health inspection reports for 111 North American sports venues. The four major Minnesota venues (US Bank Stadium, Target Field, Xcel Energy Center and Target Center) all fared poorly in the report.