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|New Target Field Dries Out in Time for Twins to Play; Lose to St. Louis
|MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins officially became an outdoor team again when the rain went away and allowed them to play Friday's exhibition game at Target Field, an 8-4 victory by Matt Holliday and the St. Louis Cardinals.
After 28 seasons at the Metrodome, the Twins moved to the other side of downtown for this open-air, limestone-lined ballpark. After a wet morning and early afternoon, the gates opened, the grounds crew took the tarp off, and the game started on time. First-pitch temperature was 65 degrees, with a slight wind. The sun came out in the later innings.
Construction workers who helped build the stadium were honored during a pregame parade.
Minnesota's Denard Span hit the first home run, a drive to right field in the third inning.
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