Twins set to take on Cardinals in 2020 home opener

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Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins return to Target Field for the team’s home opener.

It comes after taking two in Chicago in convincing fashion.

However, less than a week into the major league season, there’s already a COVID-19 scare.

The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees’ game at Philadelphia.

2 MLB games postponed as Marlins deal with virus outbreak

The Twins are set to take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.

Here’s a look at the match-up Tuesday:

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Twins: Homer Bailey (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)

LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts St. Louis for the 2020 home opener.

The Twins went 46-35 on their home field in 2019. Minnesota hit .270 as a team with four extra base hits per game and 318 total doubles last year.

The Cardinals finished 41-40 in road games in 2019. St. Louis hit .245 as a team with 3.0 extra base hits per game and 24 total triples last year.

INJURIES: Twins: Lewis Thorpe: (leg), Jake Odorizzi: (back), Byron Buxton: (left foot).

Find more information about the home opener here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.