MN State Sports

Berrios goes 7 as Twins beat Royals

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler had three hits, including a two-run homer that put Minnesota ahead to stay, and Jose Berrios threw seven sharp innings to help the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Saturday night. Eddie Rosario and Logan Morrison ...

Perry shoots 12-under 60 for lead in Champions Tour event

By Mike Cook Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Across the Atlantic Ocean last weekend, Kenny Perry was already looking ahead to this weekend’s 3M Championship. With all his accomplishments at the TPC Twin Cities, who could blame him? Perry shot a 12-under-par 60 Saturday and leads ...

Jerry Smith shoots 64, leads by 2 at 3M Championship

By Mike Cook Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Jerry Smith said his opening round at the TPC Twin Cities wasn’t as stress-free as it might have appeared. Nonetheless, Smith made three late birdies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday and take a two-shot lead at the 3M ...

Encarnacion, Ramirez lead Indians past Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion combined to drive in five runs and Trevor Bauer earned his 10th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Tuesday. One day after hitting a pair of homers against the Twins, Ramirez's bat stayed hot at Target Field. He ...

Dodgers get Dozier from Twins

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers made another addition to their infield, acquiring power-hitting second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers shortly before ...

Vikings, Diggs reach deal on 5-year extension

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have secured yet another core player with a long-term contract, signing wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension and moving the star of the “Minneapolis Miracle” pass into the NFL’s top 10 ...

Eovaldi sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Twins 3-0

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi is ready to be back in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. He knows he'll have the fans on his side in Fenway Park, too, especially after his debut with Boston. Eovaldi pitched seven impressive innings, J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs to increase his major ...

Betts’ first career walk-off homer tops Twins in 10th

By Doug Alden Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Betts' first career game-ending homer capped a wild last few innings. The Twins rallied ...

WNBA All-Stars, gathered in Minnesota, proud of bigger brand

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore, arms outstretched and her right hand gripping a basketball, has been on billboards this summer in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. She’s in the same “wings” pose as the classic photo of Michael Jordan, whose Nike ...

Twins use 6-run 11th to beat Blue Jays

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Max Kepler drove in the tiebreaking run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in a five-run 11th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Blue Jays 12-6 on Wednesday to complete their first sweep at Toronto in more than 15 ...

Wild bring back Zucker on 5-year, $27.5M contract

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold turned over the team more than two months ago to general manager Paul Fenton, he was adamant the roster was strong enough to resist a rebuild. Enhancements to the fringe and commitments to the core have been the ...

WNBA picks Brunson to sub for ill Ogwumike on All-Star team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson has been picked as an All-Star Game injury replacement for Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who’s been sidelined by an illness. The WNBA announced Wednesday that Brunson will join Candace Parker’s team, which will face ...

Perez homers, Royals hold off Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered, reliever Brian Flynn picked up the win with three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Saturday night. The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 29-30. Perez belted his 14th homer ...

Minnesota Wild, defenseman Dumba agree to 5-year, $30M deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Wild and Matt Dumba have agreed on a five-year, $30 million deal to keep the 23-year-old defenseman in Minnesota after a breakout year. General manager Paul Fenton announced the deal Saturday with the restricted free agent. Dumba had 14 goals and 36 assists to go ...

Twins rally in 9th comes up short against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs, Danny Duffy earned his first home win in 11 months and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Duda's two-out single in the first inning scored Whit Merrifield and Jorge ...

Dozier’s grand slam in 10th gives Twins 11-7 win over Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier wrapped up a wild back-and-forth finish with the game-winning grand slam for Minnesota. After 3½ months of setbacks and slumps, the Twins finally have some momentum heading into the All-Star break. Dozier drove in five runs for the Twins, including the slam ...

Morgan Tuck scores 15, Sun beat Lynx 83-64

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Morgan Tuck had 15 points on Sunday night and the Connecticut Sun pulled even in the WNBA standings with the Minnesota Lynx with an 83-64 win. The Sun (12-10) scored 13 straight points to lead 75-48 and had their largest lead at 82-51 with 5:26 left in the fourth ...

Mauer, Twins power past Rays 11-8

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer homered and drove in four runs, and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 11-8 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Jake Cave had three hits and a pair of RBIs, and Robbie Grossman added three hits for Minnesota, which ...

McBride leads Aces past Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride had 24 points, a career-high tying nine assists and seven rebounds to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-77 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Tamera Young added 13 points and rookie A’ja Wilson, who was just 4-of-16 shooting, ...

Dozier, Twins power their way past Royals 8-5

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If this is Brian Dozier’s last month with the Minnesota Twins, it’s off to a strong start. Whether he is helping boost the Twins back into the division race or merely increasing his trade value, Dozier has found his form at the ...