It's a pretty big night for Minnesota sports, with three teams in action and two of them playing their first home games of respective playoff series.
The Minnesota Twins are the only team playing a "normal" game, as it's just a regular Friday night game for them at Target Field. Both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Wild are in action as well, but they're each battling in must-win playoff games.
All of these games will be going on at the exact same time, with the Timberwolves taking on the Denver Nuggets right across the plaza from where the Twins will be hosting the Nationals. The Wild have some distance over in St. Paul, but it will create a bit of a frenzy for fans trying to catch all of the action.
There's also legitimate reasons that all three games are worthy of your attention, even the Twins game. It would seem that playoff games take precedent over a regular season Friday game against an objectively bad team but it will mark the season debut of Jorge Polanco.
Polanco missed all of Spring Training rehabbing his knee, but will join the Twins lineup for the first time tonight. Given the rash of injuries the team has endured, Polanco is going to be welcomed with even wider arms than he already would have been.
Across the plaza the Timberwolves are in the more dire situation of the night, needing a win to keep from falling behind 3-0 to the top-seeded Nuggets. Minnesota almost pulled out a Game 2 win but the unleashing of Anthony Edwards was unfortunately matched by a similarly insane performance by Jamal Murray.
Over in St. Paul the Wild aren't in a must-win situation the same as the Wolves are, but they can't afford to squander the insane momentum a double-overtime win in Game 1 gave them. A bizarre decision by Dean Evanson to start Marc Andre-Fleury over a hot Filip Gustuvsson ended in a 7-3 blowout loss to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
Needless to say, there's a lot going on tonight.
Here's how to catch the Twins on this crazy night for Minnesota sports, as well as the Wild and Timberwolves.
How to watch the Minnesota Twins vs. Washington Nationals tonight
Unlike MLB and NFL, local broadcasts for the playoffs are allowed to air during the playoffs for basketball and hockey. That means Bally Sports North is fully loaded up tonight with playoff games and won't be carrying the Twins-Nationals game.
Instead, the Twins will head to FOX 9+, and will be streaming on Fubo.tv. If you're trying to catch the Twins outside of the Minnesota viewing area, you can flip on MLB.tv or check out MLB Network to see if they have any coverage.
- Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
- Game Time: 7:10 PM CT
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Stadium: Target Field
- Local TV Channel: FOX 9+
- National TV Channel: MLB.tv
- Live Stream: Fubo
As for the Wolves and Wild, both of those games locally will be on Bally Sports North.
The Wild get top billing and will be on the flagship Bally Sports North network. Anyone trying to catch the Wolves will have to go over to Bally Sports North Extra to catch Game 3.