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Buxton, Urshela Homer to help the twins beat the Guardians 3-1 – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Ryan allowed one run in six innings and was backed by solo homers by Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday. Ryan (4-2) threw the best mark of his career. 103 pitches and struck out five, with the only blemish on him coming in a fourth-inning changeup that José Ramírez hit over the right-field fence for his eighth home run of the season. After walking a career-high five batters in his last start, Ryan did not walk Cleveland. READ MORE: Roldan scores in the Sounders’ 3-1 win over Minnesota United last season in the fifth entry. Despite missing 12 games this season, his 11 home runs are the second-most in the majors, behind only Aaron Judge. Urshela’s home run in the fourth inning was his second home run in as many games. MORE: Byron Buxton hits the Twins’ 1,000th home run at Target Field Minnesota leads the AL Central by three games over Cleveland and Chicago. Guardians starter Triston McKenzie (2-3) allowed three runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out four in seven innings. The Twins struck first, building a run in the opening frame. Luis Arraez walked and then stole second base before Max Kepler hit a two-out single to right field to drive home. The Guardians tied the game in the fourth inning on Ramírez’s home run. But the advantage did not last long. In the bottom of the inning, Urshela jumped on the first pitch he saw, hitting a 386-foot homer off the left-field porch, his third of the season. Ryan Jeffers and Joe Ryan (Credit: David Berding/Getty Images) While the Twins capitalized on their opportunities, the Guardians struggled to capitalize on their opportunities. Cleveland had a runner reach second base in four separate innings, including in the sixth and eighth innings, but he couldn’t convert on any of the downs. Reliever Cody Stashak pitched a scoreless seventh inning and Joe Smith and Caleb Thielbar combined to pitch the eighth. Smith hasn’t allowed a run in 12 1/3 innings this season. Emilio Pagán finished off the job with a save in the ninth. BUXTON’S NEW NORMAL OF Byron Buxton (knee) returned to the lineup Sunday after resting Saturday. Buxton hasn’t played more than three games in a row this month as he continues to deal with knee inflammation. Manager Rocco Baldelli expects a similar trend to continue for a while. READ MORE: Byron Buxton hits Twins’ 1,000th home run at Target Field “(It’s) the kind of thing you can’t play and play every day,” Baldelli said. “…This is what is going to allow him to get his full strength back or nearly all of his strength where he can play almost every day. I hope this is not what we have to do all year. It’s not what Buck wants to do all year… but for now, it’s what we have to do.” COACH’S ROOM Guardians: Andres Gimenez “came out okay” after colliding with Minnesota first baseman Jose Miranda on Saturday, interim manager Carl Willis said. . Gimenez was in the lineup Sunday … the team will wait to reassess RHP James Karinchak (right shoulder strain) in person until they have worked through their concerns with COVID-19. Karinchak has been closed since the beginning of April. He is scheduled to take his first live batting practice on May 20 at Arizona … Franmil Reyes played with leg strain on Sunday that flared up during the second inning on Saturday. “We won’t put him at risk, but if he can play, we want his bat in the lineup,” Willis said of Reyes. Twins: Baldelli said they hope to see SS Carlos Correa return this week. Correa (contusion to right middle finger) is eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list on Monday and will travel with the team to Oakland. feeling much better,” Baldelli said. RHP Bailey Ober (right groin strain) began his rehab at Triple-A on Sunday and, barring any setbacks, is expected to rejoin the team this week… OF Kyle Garlick (right groin strain) right calf) He is expected to return on Monday. He completed his rehab assignment at Triple-A on Sunday and will travel with the Twins to Oakland, Baldelli said. NEXT UPTwins: Minnesota travels to Oakland for a three-game series beginning Monday. RHP Chris Archer (0-1, 4.43) will start for the Twins, while LHP Zach Logue (2-1, 1.35) will start for the A’s. Guardians: Cleveland has a day off Monday before hosting the Cincinnati Reds for a two-game series beginning Tuesday. RHP Zach Plesac (1-3, 4.68) will start in the series opener for the Guardians, while RHP Connor Overton (1-0, 1.59) will start for the Reds. Beat Twins(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Gilbert Dominant On Mound To Lift Mariners Past Twins 5-0 – WCCO

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he’s going, Logan Gilbert will find himself pitching in Los Angeles in the All-Star Game a month from now. -Batter in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. depression. But the only thing everyone wanted to talk about afterwards was another excellent performance from Gilbert. “It sounds to me like he’s putting together an All-Star season,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I think he’s certainly setting himself apart as one of the best starters in this league.” Gilbert cut his ERA to 2.22, struck out six and walked one. Gilberto Celestino, batting No. 9, and Carlos Correa hit two singles off Gilbert, but the rest of the Twins’ lineup was unsuccessful. The only time Minnesota threatened was in the sixth with runners on first and second and two out, but Gilbert struck out Max Kepler on a 3-2 pitch. It was the fourth time this year that Gilbert won after a loss in Seattle. “I’m trying to always set the tone when it’s my day, and get ahead and keep zeros on the board and give us a chance to win,” Gilbert said. . “So win or lose, that’s my job. And that’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” Gilbert (7-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in 12 of his 13 starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in six straight outings, and only Seattle, wanting to keep the pitching countdown down against the Twins a bit, prevented Gilbert from entering the seventh inning. just a bunch of positive things combined,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He made good pitches when he had to.” Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matt Festa each worked an inning of relief to finish the shutout. home run an inning later to chase down Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Sam Haggerty added an RBI double in the seventh. Seattle had scored three runs or fewer in four of the previous six games. The Mariners are 25-10 when scoring four or more this season, even if Gilbert didn’t need that much support.READ MORE: Buxton Homers Vs Seattle Again, Twins Top Mariners 3-2“When he goes out, it’s business, and playing behind a guy like that, he’s a lot of fun,” France said. “The game just flows. Hopefully we can get some racing support tonight.” Ryan (5-3) made his first start since he was placed on the COVID-19 disabled list on May 25. He retired 11 of his first 12 batters before Julio Rodriguez doubled with one. out in the fourth, and Suarez followed with an impressive home run down the left field line. An inning later with Ryan working, France hit a broken ball hanging on the first pitch. Ryan allowed five hits and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Injured back that the team expected and would be imagining a bit to see if there is something else at stake. Polanco has sat out the last two games. Mariners: SS JP Crawford was ruled out about an hour before first pitch after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Servais said. Crawford was ready to bat in the leadoff spot. Dylan Moore replaced him at shortstop. Servais seemed pessimistic that Crawford would be able to play Wednesday. … Jesse Winker was given the night off. Servais had planned to give each of his outfielders a day off during this stay at home, but Winker has been a huge disappointment at the plate. He is batting just .208 and has six hits in his last 39 at-bats. ROSTER MOVEMENT To make room for Ryan, the Twins designated Elliot Soto for the INF assignment a day after he was drafted out of Triple-A St. Paul. Soto did not appear in his only game with the Twins. Baldelli was hopeful Soto would remain in the organization if he clears waivers.UP NEXTTwins: Right-hander Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.41 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing time for a strain in the right pectoral. Gray hasn’t started for the Twins since May 29 when he pitched six innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-6, 3.63) is making his 13th start of the season. Gonzales lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston, allowing two runs on two hits with a career-high six walks. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Storm wins for fourth straight time to extend Lynx losing streak – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, including a go-ahead basket with 42.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Stewart floated into the lane to break a 79-all tie. After Minnesota was left empty-handed at the other end on a lopsided layup attempt by Moriah Jefferson, Stewart dribbled the clock past it to Jewell Loyd, who missed a contested shot down the lane. But Stewart grabbed the offensive rebound and knocked him out to run out time. Epiphanny Prince made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points for Seattle (9-5). Loyd added 13 points, including a 3-point play for a 57-54 lead after Seattle started the third quarter on an 18-8 run. Sue Bird did not play due to illness other than COVID. Breanna Stewart (Credit: Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Stewart had 15 points in the first half, but Seattle still trailed 46-39. The Storm finished 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Kayla McBride scored 20 points for Minnesota (3-12), including a 3-pointer to tie it at 79-all with 52 seconds left. Jessica Shepard added 12 points, Nikolina Milic added 11 points and the Aerial Powers had 10 points and seven assists. Minnesota, which has lost four straight, outscored Seattle 51.5% to 38.4 but gave it up 15 times. (© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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‘We are only here to win’: Benilde-St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse team seeks fifth state championship – WCCO

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — They’re young, but they’re not insecure. “We are very confident. We know we are the best team in the state. It all comes down to whether we all play together,” said Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior spiker, Cam Gelling. READ MORE: ‘Take What’s Ours’: Championship Softball Turns Ruthless In FinalsThe Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys are back in the state, for the fifth year in a row, undefeated and in first place. “We know what to expect. We know the splendor around the state tournament,” said BSM Head Coach Rob Hunt. Margaret’s has been a sure success, winning the first state title in 2007 and last year. This week they go for title number five. (Credit: CBS) “I think it would just continue to cement our show as one of the best shows in Minnesota, if not the Midwest,” Hunt said. “We want to continue to help elevate the game not just locally, but for the entire state.” READ MORE: MSHSL passes name, image, and likeness policy for student athletes“It would mean a lot to us, especially going back,” Gelling said. The Red Knights have a reputation for winning every game. “I think you’re everyone’s target. Some people have said that. It really doesn’t affect us. We’re just here to win,” junior midfielder Brad Little said. Still, they try to reframe the narrative. “At one point this year, we positioned ourselves in our own locker room as if we were the chasers,” Hunt said. . “We were going to go out and hunt everyone down and let everyone know that we were still here. As the year progressed, it became clear that we were one of the best teams in the state. And we were going to get the best shot of all.” MORE NEWS: The Chanhassen HS lacrosse team is enjoying a dominant season despite few home game opportunities They are ready for whoever comes to take their place at the top.

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