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Byron Buxton, Jose Miranda HR, Josh Winder, Twins Hand A’s 7th Straight Loss – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton hit his ninth homer of the season and Jose Miranda hit his first career homer, backing up another big start from rookie Josh Winder and sending the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Oakland Athletics. Twins reliever Emilio Pagán escaped a jam with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning and sent the A’s to their seventh straight loss. (2-0) allowed three hits and one unearned run in six innings, striking out eight and walking none. Last weekend at Tampa Bay, the 25-year-old right-hander got the win, pitching six shutout innings on two-hit ball and striking out seven with one walk. . “We’re a month into the season and we’ve had some really good launch outings. The one Winder released tonight may have been the best, and I say that with all due respect to some of the good games that have been released. He was in command of all his pitches.” Tingler replaces Rocco Baldelli, who is out with COVID-19. The American League Central Division-leading Twins returned home with a win after back-to-back losses in Baltimore Good news for shortstop Carlos Correa before the game when a CT scan showed he doesn’t have a fractured finger after being hit in hand from a pitch. The Twins’ top prospect, Royce Lewis, was called up from Triple-A and replaced Correa. Making his major league debut, he singled in the eighth for his first hit. “We have a great group right now and we have a great group to come,” Winder said. “So, I think the Twins are in a really good position, that we can call a first overall pick when our $35 million guy goes down.” The A’s loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. Pagán ground Seth Brown for a force out at the plate and struck out Chad Pinder for his third save in four chances. before the game. Logue allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in five innings. Logue was making his second major league appearance after appearing once out of the bullpen. He came to Oakland along with Gunnar Hoglund, Kevin Smith and Kirby Snead in the March trade that sent Matt Chapman to Toronto. Buxton tied for the major league home run lead with a fifth-inning solo shot for a 2-0 lead. Miranda, 23, broke out last season in the minor leagues, hitting .344 with 30 home runs in 127 games between Double-A and Triple-A. He was first called up on May 2 when Miguel Sanó went on the disabled list. READ MORE: Traveling in the Twin Cities this weekend? Be prepared for the beginning of the road construction season. His first home run, in his first at-bat at home for Minnesota, was a line drive to the second-deck front row in left field in the second. because he was working on a couple of things before the game with the hitting coach,” Miranda said. “It felt good to hit that ball and think about the things we were working on.” LEWIS ARRIVES Lewis, 22, was the Twins’ first overall pick in the 2017 draft. He suffered a torn knee ligament last year, but returned this year and was hitting .310 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 24 Triple-A games. “Not being able to play for a while and then really being in disbelief and shock that it was actually happening,” Lewis said. “I really thought it was going to take a few more years. Receiving the call and being shocked and amazed is truly a blessing.” COACH’S ROOM Athletics: Logue was pulled from Triple-A Las Vegas after Oakland placed Irvin on the 15-day disabled list with sore left shoulder. The IL season is retroactive to May 2. Irvin’s last start was on April 30 when he allowed one run in six innings against Cleveland. He is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA this season. Twins: Lewis took the place of Luis Arraez, who went on the COVID-19 list along with RHP Dylan Bundy. … Alex Kirilloff was activated from the disabled list after a rehab stint at Triple-A. He missed 21 games with inflammation in his right wrist. … Also, RHP Cole Sands was retired and LHP Jovani Moran was optioned to Triple-A.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP James Kaprielian (0-1, 18:00) is scheduled for his second start since coming off the disabled list. He began the season on the roster with a swollen right AC joint. He allowed four runs in two innings in a loss to Cleveland. Twins: RHP Chris Paddack’s start was pushed back to Sunday and Tingler announced that RHP Sonny Gray (0-1, 5.68 ERA) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday. . Gray was originally scheduled for a second rehab start at Triple-A. He has been out since April 17 with a right hamstring strain. MORE NEWS: A man is fighting for his life after an SUV rolled into a ditch off I-94 in Minneapolis(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, transmitted, 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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