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Byron Buxton, Dylan Bundy lead Twins to 9-2 win over battered White Sox – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton and Luis Arraez each had four hits, helping Dylan Bundy and the Minnesota Twins beat the battered Chicago White Sox 9-2 on Saturday. Buxton hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and scored three times. Arraez drove in three runs and Ryan Jeffers hit his first home run of the season in Minnesota’s third straight win. READ MORE: Upcoming Weather Alerts: Tornado Warnings Expire; T-Storm Watch For Metro CanceledBundy (3-0) continued his surprising start to the season. He allowed four hits in five shutout innings, which lowered his ERA to 0.59, third-best in the majors. “We’ve seen three starts where there really aren’t a lot of misses,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I mean, you couldn’t ask for better efforts than what we got from Dylan. He has been fantastic.” The White Sox lost their sixth straight game, and this one was particularly costly. Outfielder Eloy Jimenez was ejected with a hamstring injury after trying to get a ground ball out in the second. “It reduces the importance of losing the game when you lose a player,” Chicago manager Tony La Russa said. “It sounds a bit cheesy but that’s exactly what it is; he is part of the family. And we lost the game, so.” Jose Abreu homered to the opposite field in the sixth for the reigning AL Central champions. Vince Velasquez (0-2) allowed five runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. After a 6.60 ERA last season for the Los Angeles Angels, Bundy’s signing wasn’t seen as a major upgrade for the Twins. But he has been the most impressive member of an outstanding rotation. His second start with five scoreless innings lowered the team’s ERA to 2.53 (20 earned runs in 71 innings) of its starters this year. Minnesota began the day with the best ERA of any starter in the American League and was second in the league in batting average against .206. “Absolutely,” Bundy said of feeding off others’ starts. “You want to do the same or do better than the previous guy because you believe in yourself and are confident. Confidence in this game is huge.” Bundy wasn’t challenged much by a Chicago lineup that has scored eight runs in its last five games. Minnesota loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning against Velasquez, and Buxton scored on a fielder’s choice. by Jorge Polanco. Jeffers and Buxton doubled as part of a two-run second and then each homered to second deck in left field in a four-run quarter. out single.READ MORE: Three-legged dog battling cancer rescues baby otter from St. Croix River“You can tell things are starting to click for us,” Buxton said. “We’re starting to put together a little bit more better at-bats and that allows for it to be a little more fun on the bench, because we can communicate and try to work things out more as a unit and put our heads together. and take that to the plate”. NOT AGAIN Jimenez landed face-first in shallow right field after hitting first base and immediately grabbed his right leg. He was down for several minutes before he was taken out in a car. The team announced that it was a sore right hamstring. La Russa said Jimenez is having an MRI, but the team doesn’t believe the injury will be the end of the season. The hope is that the recovery won’t be as long as the ruptured left pectoral tendon that caused the 25-year-old slugger to miss several months last season. it just breaks your heart,” La Russa said. Jimenez, who is prone to injuries, is hitting .222 in 11 games this season with one home run and seven RBIs. he will return this week from a groin strain that has caused him to miss the last two games. COACH’S ROOM White Sox: La Russa told reporters that 3B Yoán Moncada (right oblique strain) still feels something when he swings left. Twins: C Gary Sanchez is dealing with abdominal tightness, according to Baldelli. Sanchez will not go on the disabled list after reporting some improvement on Saturday. He was dropped from the lineup minutes before Friday’s game and the team will give him a few days off. … Jose Godoy had his contract selected from Triple-A to give the team more receiving depth. … RHP Jhon Romero was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. RHP Jorge Alcalá was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. UP NEXT Chicago is expected to activate RHP Lucas Giolito from the disabled list to start Sunday’s series finale. Giolito pitched four shutout innings in his only start of the season before suffering a left abdominal strain. Minnesota responds with right-hander Chris Archer (0-0, 2.16 ERA).MORE NEWS: ‘This must be preserved’: City of Minneapolis seeks input for future of George Floyd Square(© 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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