The Minnesota Twins were off yesterday and will open up a six-game homestand tonight against the Kansas City Royals. The teams will play three games before Houston comes to town for three contests. Mike Pelfrey will take the mound for Minnesota in this evening’s series opener. He is 4-and-8 with a 5.15 earned run average this season. K-C will counter with Ervin Santana, who is 6-and-6 with a 3.06 ERA on the year. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis. Coverage begins at 6:40pm on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.
The official logo for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be unveiled this afternoon at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins are hosting next year’s Midsummer Classic on July 15th. Twins owner/CEO Jim Pohlad, President Dave Saint Peter, the mayors of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and 2013 All-Stars Joe Mauer and Glenn Perkins are among those taking part in today’s news conference. The Twins have hosted two previous All-Star Games — in 1965 at the old Met Stadium and in 1985 at the Metrodome.