Twins set to take on Cardinals in 2020 home opener

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.