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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 ...

Vikings hire ex-NFL vet Kaeding as part-time kicking coach

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired nine-year NFL veteran Nate Kaeding as a part-time kicking coach. Kaeding, a two-time Pro Bowl pick with the San Diego Chargers, has begun working with Vikings specialists this spring. He's been at the practice facility a couple of times ...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players. Even the most ...

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 ...