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Minnesota Twins 2012 Schedule Released

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The 2011 season has been a complete disaster for the Minnesota Twins. The team is fighting. . .badly. . .to stay out of last place in the American League Central, and the injuries and ineptitude has made 2011 a season to forget.

But, as the old saying goes in baseball, there's always next year. With that, the Twins have released their 2012 schedule, and we're here to give you a look at it.

The Twins will open the 2012 season in Baltimore with a three-game set against the Orioles on April 6, 7, and 8. The home opener will then take place on April 9, when the Twins will host the Los Angeles Angels in a somewhat unusual three-game series. The series will start on April 9, which is a Monday, and then will see both teams take a day off before concluding the series on April 11 and 12.

If you're looking to take in a game at Target Field, here are opponents for all of the Twins' 81 home games, and what dates the Twins will play those teams.

Los Angeles Angels - April 9, April 11-12, May 7-9
Texas Rangers - April 13-15
Boston Red Sox - April 23-25
Kansas City Royals - April 27-29, June 29-July 1, September 11-13
Toronto Blue Jays - May 10-13
Cleveland Indians - May 14-15, July 27-29, September 7-10
Detroit Tigers - May 25-27, August 13-15, September 28-30
Oakland Athletics - May 28-30, July 13-15
Chicago Cubs (interleague) - June 8-10
Philadelphia Phillies (interleague) - June 12-14
Milwaukee Brewers (interleague) - June 15-17
Chicago White Sox - June 25-27, July 30-August 1, September 14-16
Baltimore Orioles - July 16-19
Tampa Bay Rays - August 10-12
Seattle Mariners - August 27-30
New York Yankees - September 24-26

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.