FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Twins announce 2013 telecast schedule

FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Twins today announced a 150-game telecast schedule for the 2013 season. FOX Sports North will serve as the exclusive television home for the Minnesota Twins, televising nearly every game not scheduled for national network TV. This season commemorates a 25 year partnership between the Minnesota Twins and the regional sports network.

FOX Sports North's regular season coverage begins Monday, April 1 with the Twins home opener versus Detroit, the first of eighteen televised games against the Tigers.

Other highlights of the 2013 season schedule include sixteen games versus the Chicago White Sox, seven match-ups against the Yankees and a pair of home-and-home series with the Milwaukee Brewers scheduled for May 27-30. In addition to the match-ups with the Brewers, the Twins will take on a number of other National League East teams, including the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Nationals and Phillies.

Veteran announcer Dick Bremer will continue to call the play-by-play from the broadcast booth, and will be joined by primary analyst, Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven. Twins Live presented by CenturyLink will continue to air before and after Twins telecasts with Anthony LaPanta, Tom Hanneman, Kevin Gorg, Marney Gellner and new contributor Jamie Hersch. FOX Sports North broadcasts will also feature analysis from former Twins players Ron Coomer, Roy Smalley, Tim Laudner and former Manager Tom Kelly.

FOX Sports North will televise a total of seven Minnesota Twins Spring Training games this year beginning with a 6:00 p.m. telecast on Friday, March 8 against the Boston Red Sox. The first four Spring Training telecasts will air on the FOX Sports North PLUS channel.

All games are broadcast in high definition.