FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hope to pitch well enough to win a second straight AL Central title.

Minnesota set a major-league record with 307 homers and was eighth with a 4.18 ERA last year. Minnesota was second in runs with 939 and batting average at .274

The ERA was fifth among AL teams. Minnesota needed to add to a rotation headed by José Berríos and Jake Odorizzi.

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The Twins signed right-hander Homer Bailey and 40-year-old lefty Rich Hill, then acquired righty Kenta Maeda from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Twins open the season on the road in Oakland March 26th. The home opener at Target field is April 2nd.

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