Minnesota Sports

Ohio State beats Gophers 8-6 to reach B10 championship game

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brady Cherry homered during a four-run fourth inning and Ohio State held on to beat Minnesota 8-6 Sunday and reach the Big Ten Tournament championship game. The semifinal was postponed until Sunday because the length of games Saturday would have pushed the start time past ...

Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning. The pitcher, along with Max Kepler ...

Gibson cruises as Twins top White Sox 8-1

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson knew he didn’t have to do too much to give his slugging teammates a chance to win on Saturday, but the Minnesota Twins starting pitcher went out and threw a gem anyway. Gibson pitched seven strong innings, C.J. Cron ...

Romain Métanire scores, Minnesota United beat Dynamo 1-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Romain Métanire scored in the 20th minute and Vito Mannone had his fifth shutout of the season to help Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night. Métanire scored on a strike from the right flank that deflected off midfielder Boniek García and ...

Twins continue to roll in 11-4 win over White Sox

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of Minnesota's three home runs in another power-packed romp by the major league-leading Twins, who beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Friday night for their ninth win in their last 10 ...

Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners expected Edwin Encarnacion would make an impact with his bat this season. His glovework, that's been a bonus. Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Mariners ...

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

SEATTLE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining the slugger. The move Friday was retroactive to last Tuesday. The expectation is Cruz should be ready to go when ...

Twins escape bases-loaded jam in 9th, top Angels

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This strong start by the first-place Minnesota Twins has been fueled by an ample supply of power. Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each hit two-run homers, just the cushion that was needed to withstand a late surge by the Los Angeles ...

Gaitán, Katai lead Fire past Minnesota United 2-0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nicolás Gaitán and Aleksandar Katai scored first-half goals and the Chicago Fire beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Saturday night. Gaitán's opener in the 34th minute started with the Fire (4-4-4) springing a counterattack on a Minnesota corner. Dax McCarty found ...

Castellanos, Norris lead Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Norris rediscovered his rhythm, Nicholas Castellanos maintained his and the Detroit Tigers left Minnesota with a series split. Norris turned in his longest outing since 2017 and, backed by Castellanos' three hits, led the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Twins on ...

Gaitán, Katai lead Fire past Minnesota United 2-0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nicolás Gaitán and Aleksandar Katai scored first-half goals and the Chicago Fire beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Saturday night. Gaitán’s opener in the 34th minute started with the Fire (4-4-4) springing a counterattack on a Minnesota corner. Dax McCarty found ...

Cron’s 3-run blast helps Twins split DH with Tigers

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — C.J. Cron broke open the game with a three-run homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. Cron’s line drive to left field in the fifth inning off rookie Gregory Soto ...

Odorizzi scoreless streak at 20 IP, Twins beat Tigers

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi stretched his scoreless streak to 20 innings with seven frames of one-hit ball, Max Kepler and Mitch Garver homered, and the thriving Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Friday night. Odorizzi (5-2) retired his ...

Germán wins again, Yanks top Twins 4-1 in rain-stopped game

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán already possessed an impressive fastball, curve and changeup. This year, he's added two equally important elements to his repertoire — confidence and concentration. Germán kept delivering on a wet, raw afternoon, tying for the major league lead with his ...

Berrios, Castro carry AL-leading Twins past Astros 8-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start, Jason Castro homered off former battery mate Brad Peacock and drove in four runs, and the AL-leading Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 8-2 on Thursday afternoon. Backed by a six-run fourth from the Twins against Peacock, ...

Perez tosses 8 scoreless innings, Twins top Astros

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martin Perez pitched eight scoreless innings in his longest start in two seasons, and Jonathan Schoop hit a towering two-run homer to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night. Perez (4-0) allowed only ...

AP source: Timberwolves hire Rockets exec Gersson Rosas

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With just one appearance in the playoffs over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking progress. They turned to one of the NBA's most forward-thinking organizations to find their next front office leader. The ...

Odorizzi edges Verlander as Twins beat Astros 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven solid innings to outduel Justin Verlander, Ehire Adrianza homered off Houston’s ace and the Minnesota Twins beat the Astros 1-0 on Monday night. Odorizzi (3-2) gave up four hits while beating Houston for the second time in two starts. He ...

Twins hit 5 more homers in big 9-2 win over Baltimore

By Jim Hoehn Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baltimore’s pitching staff kept the Minnesota Twins in the ballpark — for five innings. Then it was back to normal for the Orioles. Minnesota hit five home runs for the second straight day, including a pair by Max Kepler in a 9-2 rout ...

Vikings stick with offensive approach on draft’s third day

By Brian Hall Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins’ first season in Minnesota was a letdown for a Vikings’ team full of Super Bowl aspirations, mainly because the offense underwhelmed and couldn’t support another top-five defense. Minnesota general manager Rick ...