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Minnesota Sports

Wild extend qualifying offers to 7 players

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have extended qualifying offers to seven players eligible to become restricted free agents, including forwards Ryan Donato, Joel Eriksson Ek and Kevin Fiala to retain the rights to three key pieces of their young core. The moves were made Tuesday, as ...

Dozier’s 3-run homer sends Bailey, Royals over Twins 6-1

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a ...

Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of ...

Cron’s 10th-inning hit helps Twins get by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday. "It was a good team win, for sure," Cron said. "I just tried to drive the ball somewhere. (Wily Peralta) got me out last night ...

Twins battle back in 8th inning to top Royals 8-7

KANSAS CITY –– Taylor Rogers pitched around a misplayed popup by Willians Astudillo in the ninth inning on Friday night as the Minnesota Twins held on for an 8-7 comeback victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kaufmann Stadium. That error by Astudillo allowed the Royals a runner at ...

Twins, Red Sox tied in 12th inning

MINNEAPOLIS –– The Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox were tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning on Tuesday when this edition of The Journal went to press. The Twins trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth inning before Max Kepler delivered a game-tying single to right, ...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

By Steve Karnowski Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active. The Hennepin County attorney’s ...

Red Sox top Twins despite Berrios’ strong outing

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday ...

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the ...

McBride scores 22, Aces rally past Lynx 80-75

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start and beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-75 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum scored 21 points, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers. Liz Cambage scored eight of her 14 ...

Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M’s 10-5

By Pat Borzi Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron supplied the power for the team that leads the majors in home runs. But utility infielder Ehire Adrianza supplied the hustle and the spark in the decisive six-run sixth as the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle ...

Nurse and Durr help Liberty beat Lynx 75-69

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kia Nurse and Asia Durr provided the offensive spark to help the New York Liberty beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Wednesday night. Nurse scored 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Durr added a career-high 20. “Total team effort with a balanced ...

Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers 12-2

DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won't need many runs to win games. Sunday, they took care of that in a hurry. Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Twins connected four times in all to rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2. "The way ...

Lindor hits 2 of Cleveland’s 4 homers in 5-2 win over Twins

By Steve Herrick Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit two of Cleveland's four home runs and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Lindor hit a solo home run in the third and broke a 1-all tie with a two-run homer in the fifth. Roberto Perez and ...

Twins take Cavaco with 13th pick in 1st round

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced Monday night that they have selected infielder Keoni Cavaco from Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, CA with the 13th overall selection in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Cavaco, who turned ...

Odorizzi goes 6 scoreless, Twins hang on to beat Rays 9-7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi got a little extra enjoyment from his latest win. Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings to lower his AL-best ERA to 1.96, and the Minnesota Twins held off the Tampa Bay Rays for a 9-7 victory Sunday. The right-hander, who went 40-37 with the Rays ...

Trusty scores late goal, lifts Union past Minnesota 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Auston Trusty scored in 86th minute and the Philadelphia Union moved to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday. Trusty beat defender Brent Kallman to Ilsinho's volley, made a deft stop and then beat goalkeeper Vito Mannone ...

MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams

By Dick Scanlon Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Diego Castillo in the ninth inning after a pair of batters were hit by pitches, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of two of the major ...

Sims and Fowles help Lynx beat Storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims had 15 points, Sylvia Fowles grabbed 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the defending champion Seattle Storm 72-61 on Wednesday night. The teams have combined to win six of the last nine WNBA titles, but the marquee matchup a season ago looked much ...

Martínez scores 2 goals in stoppage time, Atlanta downs Minnesota 3-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to help Atlanta United beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (7-5-2) ended a two-game losing streak with its sixth win in eight games. Minnesota (6-5-3) had its two-game winning streak ...