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Polanco HR, 4 RBIs; Twins beat Red Sox 8-3 on Patriots Day – WCCO

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BOSTON (AP) — Jorge Polanco and Kyle Garlick hit early two-run homers over the Green Monster to back up Dylan Bundy, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Red Sox 8-3 Monday in the annual Patriots Day game. from Boston. 11:11 a.m. EDT, played in conjunction with the 126th Boston Marathon, which ended a mile from Fenway Park. READ MORE: Another protester breaks up Wolves-Grizzlies game “I think it definitely gave us a little bit of a boost there early on,” Garlick said of his first-inning home run. “I just wanted to make sure I got a good night’s sleep because it was an early game today. I don’t care about day games. I’m more of a morning person.” Polanco added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and Gio Urshela had three singles for the Twins, who won the series finale by a four-game split. Christian Vazquez hit a solo home run and Xander Bogaerts had three hits with an RBI for the Red Sox. Bundy (2-0) allowed one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and no walks. In his debut with the Twins, he pitched five scoreless innings after signing a one-year, $4 million contract as a free agent on December 1. “This game is difficult to play. It’s 11 a.m. It’s early,” Bundy said. “It’s always good to have the guys swinging early and getting that support early in the race.” A few minutes later, fans were spinning in the back of the Monster trying to catch a glimpse of the male leaders of the race heading toward nearby Kenmore Square, Polanco. he homered into the second row off starter Rich Hill (0-1) who made it 4-0 in the third. Gilberto Celestino and Jorge Polanco (credit: Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Hill was pitching three days after his father, 94-year-old Lloyd Sr., died. His father ran 37 Boston Marathons. “For him to come out and compete, that was good enough for us,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “Obviously the two swings, right, the home runs. On top of that, changing speeds, using the breaking ball, he gave us more than enough the way he started.” Hill admitted that it’s been a rough couple of days. “It was a tough weekend,” Hill said. “But the job is to be a professional and show up.” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli expressed sympathy for him before the game. the way,” Baldelli said. “I’m sure it will be an emotional and very significant day for him.” Hill allowed four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. translator. “He is a very good competitor and he did a very good job today.” NEIGHBORHOOD PLAY The Red Sox have been scheduled for Patriots Day every year since 1959, but it was the first time since 2019 that they played on marathon day. The 2020 baseball season was delayed and that year’s marathon was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2021 marathon being moved to October. TRIBUTE The Red Sox wore their traditional white home uniforms, but with red letters that read “Boston” across the front, a tribute that began nine years ago in the first game after two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260. COACH Twins: Baldelli met OF Byron Buxton, who left the series opener after aggravating his right knee on a hard slide. “He’s very optimistic about how he feels about himself right now,” Baldelli said. “I think we’ll get to the point in the next day or two where we’ll talk about a specific plan to get him back.” Buxton underwent an MRI on Saturday that did not reveal any structural problems. Red Sox: INF Trevor Story had the day off. … C Kevin Plawecki was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list, and C Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester. UP NEXTTwins: A three-game series begins in Kansas City on Tuesday. LD Chris Archer (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to make his second start after pitching four shutout innings last week. RHP Carlos Hernández (0-0, 8.31) is in line for the Royals. Red Sox: Open a three-game series against the Blue Jays in their first night game of the season at Fenway Park on Tuesday. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 4.50) is scheduled to face Toronto southpaw Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.40). 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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