Minnesota Sports

Gimenez’s 2 homers help Berrios, Twins top Mariners 6-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After going deep twice in a game for the first time in his big league career, Chris Gimenez still has more mop-up relief appearances this season than home runs. Wait, maybe the Minnesota Twins have this whole thing backward with their ...

Brian Robison the last man standing for the Vikings

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brian Robison watched Chad Greenway retire in the offseason and Adrian Peterson leave to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Those two longtime Minnesota Vikings stars were really the only contemporaries for the defensive end ...

Mariners go deep early, hold off Twins 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Haniger and Mike Zunino homered against Ervin Santana early, and the Seattle Mariners bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins late in a 6-4 victory Wednesday night. Ben Gamel added three hits and two runs for the Mariners, who have won 12 of 17 games. Rookie Sam ...

Capitals acquire Graovac from Wild

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced the trade Wednesday night. The deal gives Washington a second forward under contract for next season to ...

Twins set franchise record with 28 hits in 20-7 rout of M’s

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit three home runs and drove in five runs and the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits while batting around in two different innings of a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Max ...

Twins draft shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins think they've got their shortstop of the future in the speedy and slick-fielding Royce Lewis. The California high school star was taken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. It was the third time the Twins were up first ...

Mariners rough up Twins

MARINERS 14, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz drove in four runs, Mitch Haniger had four hits, and the Seattle Mariners started a series against Minnesota with a football score for the second time in a week to beat the Twins 14-3 on Monday night. Danny Valencia and Mike Zunino hit ...

Giants break out of offensive funk with 13-8 win over Twins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants busted out of their offensive slump without a couple of key players. Buster Posey led the way. Posey had three hits and four RBIs, Hunter Pence added three doubles and scored three times, and the Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 13-8 on Sunday to ...

Dozier, Vargas HRs lead Twins over Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Jose Berrios faced a bases-loaded jam after a pair of walks in the third inning with a couple of proven, veteran hitters due up for San Francisco. The Puerto Rican right-hander calmly struck out Brandon Crawford, then retired Hunter Pence on a called third strike ...

Whalen becomes winningest WNBA player, Lynx beat Mystics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Lindsay Whalen became the winningest player in WNBA history, and the Minnesota Lynx eased by the short-handed Washington Mystics 98-73 on Friday night. Whalen moved past Swin Cash with her 295th win in 13 seasons. Minnesota ...

Twins beat Angels 3-2 when replay decision calls Revere out

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza knew it was over before anyone else did, pointing emphatically at second base umpire Clint Fagan, and then to his own bench. A 1-minute, 45-second review confirmed what Adrianza saw — Ben ...

Pujols hits slam for 600th HR, leads Angels past Twins 7-2

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols checked his phone between innings and saw a text from his wife in the stands. Deidre Pujols bluntly told him to stop pressing so hard for his 600th homer. Although the Los Angeles Angels slugger isn't strictly supposed ...

Vikings sign RB Dalvin Cook

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed their second-round pick, running back Dalvin Cook, to put their entire rookie class under contract one month after the draft. Cook's deal was done Wednesday. He was the last of the team's 11 draft picks to sign. Cook was the 41st ...

Astros pound Twins to complete sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston's season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez also ...

Altuve, Astros top Twins 7-2 behind strong start from Fiers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Altuve had four hits and two RBIs, Mike Fiers struck out eight over six innings in his bid to retain a spot in Houston's banged-up rotation, and the major league-leading Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Alex ...

Astros rally for 11 runs in 8th inning, overwhelm Twins 16-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Carlos Beltran and the Houston Astros began battering away, there was no relief for Minnesota's beleaguered bullpen. Beltran homered and singled during an 11-run burst in the eighth inning and Houston overwhelmed the Twins 16-8 Monday in a matchup of AL division ...

Fowles’ double-double helps Lynx beat Stars 80-66

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 12 rebounds and four other Minnesota players scored in double figures to help the Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 80-66 on Sunday night. Fowles made 6 of 8 shots from the field and finished with her fourth double-double of the season ...

Longoria and Morrison homer in 15th, Rays outlast Twins 8-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a game featuring 17 pitchers and 553 pitches, the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins fittingly had to resort to previously scheduled starting pitchers to resolve the outcome. Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers off Hector Santiago in the 15th inning ...

Dozier’s 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays

ter MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After his torrid second half last season left him with 42 homers, Brian Dozier would be wise not to worry about his future totals. Minnesota's sturdy second baseman still has plenty of power in that right-handed swing. Dozier's tiebreaking two-run shot with two outs ...

Floyd’s fresh start: With Vikings, he’s on ‘last straw’

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Back in his native Minnesota to begin his diverted career anew, Michael Floyd has moved in with an old friend. “I figured I’d save some money,” Floyd said with a smile. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, his college ...