Twins unveil schedule for 2007

Twins unveil schedule for 2007

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins will open the 2007 season at home on Monday, April 2, against the Orioles, according to the schedule released by the Twins on Thursday.

The Twins begin the year with a three-game home series against Baltimore before finishing out the first week of the season with a trip to visit their division rivals, the Chicago White Sox, for a three-game series (April 6-8).

A seven-game homestand will follow the trip to Chicago with Minnesota hosting the Yankees (April 9-11) and the Devil Rays (April 12-15).

Also highlighting the 2007 home schedule will be a nine-game stretch of Interleague Play from June 8-17 as the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves both come to town. That homestand will close out with the Twins hosting their ultra rivals, the Brewers, for three games.

The Twins will also travel to play Milwaukee (May 18-20), Florida (June 18-20), and the Mets (June 22-24) to round out Interleague Play.

Minnesota will host one 10-game homestand and two nine-game stints during the year. The team's longest road trip, a 10-game, 11-day trip, will take the Twins to Detroit, New York and Chicago, June 29-July 8.

The club will then close out the season with a seven-game road trip to Detroit and Boston.

Deposits are now being taken for 2007 season tickets and single-game tickets will go on sale during Twinsfest in January. Pocket schedules for the 2007 season will be handed out to fans in attendance for this weekend's series against the White Sox, courtesy of Dairy Queen.

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.