Photos: In spite of the clouds, a sunny Twins opener


An eagle cries during the National Anthem.
1 One of two bald eagles from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center draws attention from Twins' players as it lets out a cry during the national anthem Monday. 
The baselines get painted on the field.
2 Target Field staffers move a guide line as they paint the baselines on the field before the Twins' 2017 home opener at Target Field. 
A young fan watches players warm up.
3 A young fan watches players warm up wearing his own baseball mitt from above the home dugout. 
Members of the Minnesota Orchestra warm up.
4 Members of the Minnesota Orchestra warm up behind home plate before playing the national anthem. 
Byron Buxton takes the field.
5 The Twins' Byron Buxton high-fives his teammates as the team's starting lineup is introduced. 
A young fan wears a mitt on his head.
6 A young fan wears his mitt on his head while eating on the main concourse. 
Fans watch from the upper deck.
7 With the game tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, Jorge Polanco singled. Then Max Kepler beat a sacrifice bunt to the bag. He was called out, but that was reversed after a video review. The Royals waved Brian Dozier onto first base using the new no-pitch-necessary intentional walk rule. That loaded the bases with no outs. 
Jim Dircks keeps an eye on the escalators.
8 Target Field employee Jim Dircks keeps an eye on the escalators. Working at the stadium for his seventh season, Dircks was happy with the game's result. "It's always better when they win," he said. 
Kyle Albrecht holds his hat over his heart.
9 Kyle Albrecht holds his hat over his heart as "God Bless America" plays during the seventh inning stretch. "I had a little moment looking up at the flag with the song," Albrecht said. "I was really feeling it." 
Fans wait in line for food.
10 Fans wait in line for one of many new treats making their debut at Target Field. See the new food this year here.  
The Royals pitch to the Twins.
11 The Kansas City Royals pitch to the Twins during the seventh inning. 
A cotton candy vendor navigates the crowds.
12 A cotton candy vendor makes his way through a packed main concourse. 
A worker gives a sauce sample.
13 A concession worker gives an attendee a taste of a sauce from the Hot Indian Foods stand. 
Heat lamps keep fans toasty.
14 Heat lamps keep the crowd warm in the breezy, drizzly weather. 
Kids turn away from the game.
15 Two-year-olds Avery Sill, right, and Reid Karsnick turn their attention from the game. The Twins are off Tuesday. They continue their three-game home series with the Royals Wednesday at noon.