MN State Sports

Dozier’s base-clearing double pushes Twins past Rangers 3-2

By Stephen Hawkins AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brian Dozier hit a bases-clearing double and the Minnesota Twins beat Texas 3-2 on Monday night, ending the Rangers’ AL-best four-game winning streak. Dozier’s two-out double in the fifth came after Martin Perez (1-3) walked ...

Wild dealing with postseason disappointment, once again

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration. This year, with a five-game loss in the first round to the St. Louis Blues/a, marked the ...

Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. "Sometimes that's the best way to do it," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Doesn't give you ...

Ibarra’s header lifts Minnesota United over Rapids 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Ibarra scored in the 72nd minute and the Minnesota United beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday. United midfielder Ibson fired a shot from distance that hit the far post. Johan Venegas headed the rebound forward to Ibarra, who scored his first MLS goal with a ...

Tigers edge Twins in scrappy game

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Not long after Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones got hit in the face by a pitch , the Tigers and Minnesota Twins were nose-to-nose on the field. Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the chest protector and ...

Paajarvi’s OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota had the upper hand on St. Louis for most of this series, controlling the play for periods at a time. With goalie Jake Allen as their guide and coach Mike Yeo on their side, though, the Blues sure had the right formula for ...

Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Verlander stumbled again, Miguel Cabrera left after straining his right groin and the Detroit Tigers wasted a three-run lead Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, who burst ahead when Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run sixth ...

Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. Amaiya Zafar will also be allowed to cover her arms and legs in accordance with her religious beliefs while competing in her first ...

Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle’s clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been ...

Indians-Twins rained out in advance; makeup date is June 17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The rain gave the Minnesota Twins a reprieve from their three-game losing streak. They caught a break with Cleveland's rearranged rotation, too. The Twins will take what they can get. After falling back to the .500 mark following an encouraging early start, manager Paul ...

Indians beat Twins 11-4

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Francisco Lindor broke the game open with a ...

Retired KG still has itch for playing, beef with T-Wolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The playoffs have started, and after a season out of the NBA for the first time in more than two decades, Kevin Garnett’s body is starting to talk to him. The mileage on his legs and knees may have limited his playing time over ...

New Twins boss Falvey reunites with Cleveland pals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Cleveland in town to begin a four-game series, Minnesota Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey sure had his hands full. So many friends to greet. So many hugs to exchange. Even some inside information on the Indians to share with his current team, less than six ...

Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night. Salazar (1-1) struck out seven and retired 15 of his last 18 batters after allowing five ...

Santana pitches a gem for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Chris Gimenez looked at the scoreboard during the ninth inning and noticed Ervin Santana had allowed only a single hit. "I had no idea," Gimenez said with a smile. Santana pitched a one-hitter for the first complete-game victory by a pitcher in the ...

Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria wants to get Garcia's attention in the outfield on Friday night against Minnesota, he is going to have to be more specific. Renteria put together a lineup of Avisail Garcia in right field, ...

Wild fall behind 2-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Joel Edmundson had the first goal for the Blues after winning Game 1 in overtime, ...

Timberwolves owner Taylor expecting big jump next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau is meeting with his staff to put together an aggressive game plan for the summer in hopes of adding some defensive tenacity to a young team that never quite got it on that end of the floor in his first season on the ...

Twins avoid sweep with 11-5 rout of Tigers

By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — When Jordan Zimmermann started walking people in a rare display of wildness, the Minnesota Twins were ready to capitalize. Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman all homered for Minnesota, and the Twins routed the Detroit Tigers 11-5 ...

Blues’ Allen ‘amazing to watch’ in Game 1 win vs. Wild

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just three months ago, when the St. Louis Blues departed for a road trip, Jake Allen was left behind for a mental break. These days, their 26-year-old goaltender better be at the top of the packing list. With a career-high 51 ...