Opening Day guide: Schedule, weather, food and more

The Orioles open their 2016 season at 3:05 p.m. today against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards. (TV: MASN, Ch. 13, Radio: 105.7 FM).

Here's what you need to know about Opening Day.



10 a.m.: Orioles parking lots open

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Orioles batting practice

Noon: Gates open

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Twins batting practice

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Field preparation

2:30 p.m.: Ceremonies begin

For more about the pregame ceremonies, go here.

Orioles lineup:

Manny Machado, 3B

Adam Jones, CF

Chris Davis, 1B

Mark Trumbo, RF

Matt Wieters, C


Pedro Alvarez, DH

J.J. Hardy, SS

Jonathan Schoop, 2B

Joey Rickard, LF

Twins' projected lineup 

2B Brian Dozier

1B Joe Mauer

RF Miguel Sano

3B Trevor Plouffe

LF Eddie Rosario

DH Byung Ho Park

SS Eduardo Escobar

C Kurt Suzuki

CF Byron Buxton

Starting pitchers: Twins' Ervin Santana (7-5, 4.00 in '15) vs. Chris Tillman (11-11, 4.99)


Temperatures are expected to rise this afternoon, reaching the mid-60s for Opening Day, but rain could arrive in the afternoon, according to Scott Dance. Showers are possible after about 2 p.m., and a quarter of an inch to half an inch of rain could fall through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Isolated thunder and lightning could also disrupt the game.


Baltimore-area bars and restaurants will commemorate Opening Day with discounts on food and drinks. Click here for Wesley Case's look at local deals.

If you're going to the game, check out the five new foods at Camden Yards.

If you're more into chicken, wear Orioles apparel to a participating Chick-fil-A store in the Baltimore area and get your free chicken sandwich. The food will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Get up to speed on the 2016 Orioles with a look at their roster.

Read through our Orioles season preview.

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