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Twins announce watch parties, events for ALDS

Fans attending Games 3 and 4 at Target Field will receive a free Homer Hanky.
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios walks the field Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The New York Yankees will host the Twins in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins fans are invited to cheer on the team from Target Field, even when they're on the road facing the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series.

The team will welcome fans into Target Field's Delta SKY360 Club and Bat & Barrel for viewing parties during Games 1 and 2 in New York. Fans can get a free ticket on the Twins website. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Fans should enter through Gates 34 or 6, or the A ramp Skyway entrance. Gates open at 5 p.m. for Friday's Game 1, and at 3 p.m. for Saturday's Game 2.

Game 3 (and Game 4, if necessary) moves to Target Field starting on Monday. The Twins announced that every fan attending the game(s) will receive a free 2019 Homer Hanky, courtesy of the Twins, Star Tribune, and Cub.

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The Twins also announced several special guests for the games at Target Field.

Twins Hall of Famer Torii Hunter will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Monday's Game 3, and Minnesota natives Trampled by Turtles will perform the national anthem. World War II veteran Gunners Mate 3rd Class Joseph Stephes of Bloomington, Minnesota, will raise the American flag, and “God Bless America” will be performed by Sergeant First Class Benjamin Hanson from Rochester, Minnesota.

Should the series extend to Game 4 on Tuesday, Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Tony Oliva will each throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The Angelia Cantanti Youth Choirs will sing the national anthem. World War II veterans Staff Sergeant Richard Edge and Lieutenant Doris Edge will raise the American flag, and “God Bless America” will be performed by Technical Sergeant Jessica Lewellen from Lakeville, Minnesota.

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Fans attending playoff games at Target Field should also be aware of security policies at the stadium, including bag limitations. A full list of security policies can be found on the Twins website.

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Game 3 will be played at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at Target Field, unless both NLDS series have ended in a sweep, then Game 3 of the Twins-Yankees ALDS will start at 6:37 p.m. 

Game 4, if necessary in the best-of-five series, will be played at 7:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The Twins said both ALDS games at Target Field are currently sold out.