The Twins begin the 2012 regular season today in Baltimore against the Orioles.  First pitch at 2:05, pregame on WJON at 1:35.  Righthander Carl Pavano will start on the mound for the Twins with righthander Jake Arrieta getting the start for the Orioles.  Minnesota Manager Ron Gardenhire also announced his starting lineup.

Denard Span will leadoff in centerfield, followed by Jamey Carroll at shortstop, Joe Mauer at catcher, Justin Morneau as DH, Josh Willingham in leftfield, Ryan Doumit in rightfield, Danny Valencia at 3rd base, Chris Parmelee at 1st base and Alexi Casilla at 2nd base.