Opening Day

Opening Day is finally here for the Twins.

And it’s certainly an exciting one for first baseman Justin Morneau, who makes his long awaited return to action after missing most of last season with a concussion suffered July 7 here in Toronto.

Morneau, though, told a large group of reporters before the game that he’s trying to control his nerves, as it’s not his first game in 2011 after playing in 11 Grapefruit League games to get ready for the season.

“It’s not like it’s my first game of the year,” Morneau said. “I’m usually more nervous about the first game of Spring Training than Opening Day. But it’s exciting to play on Opening Day with the butterflies and all that comes with it.”

With that in mind, here’s a look at the lineups for the Twins and Jays for tonight’s game at Rogers Centre.

Twins:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
7. Jason Kubel, DH
8. Danny Valencia, 3B
9. Alexi Casilla, SS

RHP Carl Pavano

Jays:

1. Rajai Davis, CF
2. Yunel Escobar, SS
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Adam Lind, 1B
5. Aaron Hill, 2B
6. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
7. Travis Snider, LF
8. Juan Rivera, DH
9. J.P. Arencibia C

LHP Ricky Romero

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