Hot start part of excitement in Minnesota

Hot start part of excitement in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- As if there wasn't enough excitement in Minnesota about the opening of Target Field, fans will be welcoming home the Twins after a 5-2 start to the season. The club took three of four games from the Angels and two of three from the White Sox before playing its first home game at the new ballpark.

"I don't think you can add any more excitement to Opening Day than we already have," Twins first baseman Justin Morneau said. "To get off to a good start on the road is always a plus against two very good baseball teams."

As the Twins host the Red Sox for three games this week, Minnesota hopes to be able to build on the hot start to the 2010 campaign.

"If you watch the way we've started, we've been in every ballgame that we've played in," designated hitter Jim Thome said. "I think it's going to hopefully jumpstart our club into doing something special."

"We played well on the road," right fielder Michael Cuddyer said. "Hopefully we can continue that here."

Tyler Mason is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.