Twins slated to open '18 season against O's

Schedule includes 20 Interleague games, including trip to Wrigley Field

Twins slated to open '18 season against O's

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins announced their 2018 schedule on Tuesday, which includes Opening Day against the Orioles at Camden Yards on March 29, a series in Puerto Rico against the Indians from April 17-18 and Minnesota's first trip to Wrigley Field since 2009.

2018 Twins schedule

After playing the O's on March 29, 31 and April 1, and the Pirates at PNC Park on April 2 and 4, the Twins will play their home opener on Thursday, April 5, against the Mariners. It includes an off-day the next day in case of inclement weather. The Twins, playing their 58th season in Minnesota, are also opening at Camden Yards for the third time in the last six seasons.

After their first homestand, which includes series against the Mariners, Astros and White Sox before heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for two games against the Indians on April 17-18, the schedule is bookended by two off-days.

The Twins play 20 Interleague contests with home games against the Reds (April 27-29), Cardinals (May 15-16), Brewers (May 18-20) and Pirates (Aug. 14-15). In addition to PNC Park, the Twins will make road trips to Busch Stadium in St. Louis (May 7-8), Wrigley Field in Chicago (June 29-July 1) and Miller Park in Milwaukee (July 2-4).

The Twins remain in Chicago from June 26-July 1, playing three games against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field and three games against the Cubs at Wrigley before heading to Milwaukee for three games.

The schedule includes 43 home games between Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The Twins play 16 home games in April, 11 in May, 15 in June, 13 in July, 14 in August and 12 in September.

They play each of their AL Central rivals 19 times with three series at home and three on the road. But they only play the Indians seven times at Target Field because of the Puerto Rico series.

Season tickets for 2018 are already on sale, while game times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.