After 28 seasons playing indoors at the Metrodome, the Twins opened the franchise's sixth ballpark, Target Field, on April 12 against the Red Sox. Game-time temperature was 65 degrees -- not the customary 72 degrees of the indoor Metrodome but far better than had been feared. Behind Jason Kubel and Joe Mauer's three-hit, two-RBI days and six strong innings from Carl Pavano, Minnesota christened its new home with a 5-2 win over Boston.
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