April 2 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on April 2 games is 


2010 – Playing in Target Field for the first time, albeit in a spring training exhibition game, the Twins lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4. Carl Pavano started for the Twins and was the losing pitcher. Kyle Lohse a former Twins pitcher started for the Cardinals and notched the first Target Field win. Twins outfielder Denard Span had the first hit (a triple). the first home run, and the first run scored. The game started under cloudy skies and a temperature of 65 degrees.

Target Field



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1979 – The Twins trade for pitcher John Verhoeven and in turn send pitcher Johnny Sutton to the White Sox.

John Sutton

John Verhoeven






1962 – The Twins trade pitcher Pedro Ramos to the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Vic Power and pitcher Dick Stigman in what is considered to be the Minnesota Twins first major trade.

Dick Stigman

Vic Power

Pedro Ramos






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