MLB drops start times for first two games of Twins-Yankees series

Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins know they’ll start the ALDS in New York, but on Monday, MLB announced the starting times for the first two games.

The Minnesota Twins are ready for their first American League Divisional Series in nine years. As they begin their best-of-five game series with the New York Yankees, the Twins already knew that they would start on Friday in the Bronx, but they didn’t know what time.

The start time of Game 1 had many Twins fans refreshing their computers and phones to see just when the Twins and the Yankees were going to get it on come Friday night and on Monday afternoon, MLB finally ended the wait as they announced the start times for the first two games of each divisional series.

The Twins will open their series at 6:07 p.m. CT on Friday at Yankee Stadium as they look to take the first game of the series. Game 1 will also be televised on MLB Network. Minnesota won’t have to wait long for its second game in the Bronx as Game 2 will be slated for 5:07 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1.

These will be important games for the Twins as they come into Friday’s game with a 13-game postseason losing streak, an MLB record that includes 10 losses to the Yankees. The good news here is that the last postseason win for the Twins came at Yankee Stadium as they took Game 1 of the 2004 ALDS.

While neither team has announced their probable starter (an announcement that should come later this week), many will still wonder when the Twins will return home for Game 3 of the series. As of now, that time remains unannounced as MLB will schedule around which National League teams have already completed their series.

What we do know is that the Twins will host the Yankees for Game 3 on Monday, Oct. 7. If necessary, Target Field will also be the site for Game 4 on Tuesday, Oct. 8, marking the stadium’s first playoff games since the 2010 season.

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Should this series come to a nail-biting conclusion, both teams will head back to the Bronx for Game  5, which is slated for Thursday, Oct. 10.