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Slugging Twins set road HR record in 10-5 rout of White Sox

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Even with three power-hitting regulars out of the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found a way to keep on slugging. Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 ...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martín Pérez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win ...

Giolito, White Sox shut out Twins 4-0, take series

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended rebuilding project. If they can make that big jump in 2020, Lucas ...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team’s 19-year ...

Treadwell being ‘showcased’ as Vikings search for receivers

By Brian Hall Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option ...

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months. They're back on top of Cleveland, with a little room to spare after a fruitful stop in Texas. Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking ...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle ...

Danladi scores in 92nd minute, Minnesota ties Orlando 1-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abu Danladi smashed home a close-range putback in second-half stoppage time and Minnesota United salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando City on Saturday night. Ike Opara header-flicked Romain Métanire’s long throw-in and it bounced off a pair of Orlando defenders before ...

Schoop powers Twins past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. The Twins increased their AL Central lead to 1½ games over the Cleveland Indians, who lost Friday night. Schoop homered in the ...

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The Mystics (19-7), who have the best record in the WNBA by a game over Connecticut, surged into the ...

Sims helps lead Lynx to 89-73 win over Liberty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Odyssey Sims had 17 points, Stephanie Talbot added 16 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 89-73 on Tuesday night. Minnesota led 40-29 before New York closed the half on an 11-2 run with seven straight points from Rebecca Allen. She scored a ...

Vikings acquire kicker Kaare Vedvik from Ravens

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Looking for solutions for their longtime kicking issues, the Minnesota Vikings traded for Kaare Vedvik from the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Vedvik has kicked and punted for Baltimore, which was set at the position with standouts Justin Tucker and Sam Koch. The Ravens ...

Delle Donne, Mystics cruise to 101-78 win over Lynx

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored a season-high 25 points, Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 on Sunday. Aerial Powers added 20 points and Myisha Hines-Allen had 13 for the Mystics. Washington (17-7) has won three ...

Santana’s slam in 10th gives Indians 7-3 win, tie with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching their All-Star closer lose a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cleveland Indians bounced right back to win their four-game series in Minnesota and forge another tie for the AL Central lead. The three-time defending division champions have ...

Twins rally but fall short to Indians in 7-5 loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Ramirez drove in three runs, Mike Clevinger kept Minnesota quiet with nine strikeouts in seven innings, and the Cleveland Indians struck first in this four-game series between the AL Central front-runners with a 7-5 victory on Thursday that cut the Twins' division lead ...

Twins’ comeback falls short as Braves hold on 11-7

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman both went deep, and the Atlanta Braves again powered their way past the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Wednesday. Max Fried (13-4) used a ...

Braves batter Berrios, top Twins 12-7

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman hit first-pitch homers off Minnesota ace Jose Berríos and the Atlanta Braves routed the Twins 12-7 Tuesday night. The first three batters in Atlanta's lineup — Acuña, Ozzie Albies and Freeman — combined to go 10 for 16 with nine ...

Immersing Irv: Vikings have big plans for rookie tight end

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings take the field against New Orleans in their preseason opener, Irv Smith Jr. will be the latest but nowhere close to the last person in the country to commemorate his 21st birthday with a visit to the ...

Collier’s 22 points, 11 boards, 5 assists lead Lynx by Dream

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night. Collier, the WNBA rookie of the month for July, scored 10 straight points during Minnesota’s 15-0 run for a 75-64 lead. She had just ...

Finlay, Mannone lead Minnesota United to win over Timbers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ethan Finlay scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time, Vito Mannone had five saves for his second consecutive shutout and Minnesota United beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Sunday. Mannone has shutouts in three of his last four games. Minnesota (11-7-5) is unbeaten, ...