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Sanchez, Lewis Lead Twins Beyond Athletics 3-1 – WCCO

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gary Sanchez homered, Royce Lewis scored twice, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Monday night. The Twins followed up a home sweep of the A’s with a win in Game 1 of this Series for their first four-game winning streak in a single season against Oakland since 2007. Minnesota has scored just 10 runs in the four games but has limited Oakland to just five. READ MORE: Buxton, Urshela Homer to help Twins beat Guardians 3 1 “They’ve been playing very hard on us,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “All these tight ball games, there’s no breathing room in any of these games and they’ve been throwing really well against us so far this year. … You have to play nine good innings against them the way they’ve been playing against us.” Lewis has played 10 major league games after being the first overall pick in the 2017 draft and is already making an impact. he started a pair of exchanges against Zach Logue (2-2) by doubling up in the third inning and walking to lead off the fifth. Lewis scored on RBI singles by Jorge Polanco and Byron Buxton to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead. Sánchez then launched a towering 433-foot drive to center field for his third home run of the season leading off the sixth off Domingo Acevedo. so it’s 3-1. Gary Sánchez is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) “I think it’s getting to some releases right now that maybe the first few weeks of the season it wasn’t getting and it’s getting shortened a little bit,” Baldelli said. “Really hard hitting swings is what he’s putting on the ball right now, but he’s a guy who can do damage. I’ve seen him do a lot of damage in a different uniform and now we’re seeing that damage in person.” That was more than enough against the struggling A’s, who have been limited to one run or none in 15 of 38 games. . Oakland is hitting .199 on the season, becoming the first team since the 1910 White Sox to stay under .200 after 38 games. “Offensively, we haven’t done the job,” manager Mark Kotsay said. “We’re doing things that I see improvement on, but obviously we’re not scoring runs.” Chris Archer allowed one run on two hits in four innings, but he didn’t get a decision because he didn’t pitch long enough. Yennier Cano (1-0) pitched two shutout innings for his first career win. “It was unexpected,” Cano said. “One of the best things that has happened to me in my life as a baseball player. I had my first beer shower and it was fun and I appreciate your support.” READ MORE: Byron Buxton hits Twins’ 1,000th home run at Target Field Tyler Duffey pitched the ninth for his fifth career save and first this season. Logue allowed two runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings. BRIGHT SPOT One of the only bright spots for the A’s was the play by shortstop Elvis Andrus. He had an RBI double in the fourth and then made a diving stop and threw to first to steal a hit from Gio Urshela and save at least one run. COACH’S ROOM Twins: Kyle Garlick was activated after missing 13 games with a right calf strain. Garlick was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batted third. OF Mark Contreras was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul to make room on the roster. … Baldelli said he expects SS Carlos Correa (bruised right middle finger) to be activated from the disabled list during this series. … RHP Jharel Cotton has been designated for assignment. Athletics: INF Sheldon Neuse (groin tightness) was kept out of the lineup for the second day in a row, but was available off the bench. … C Stephen Vogt (right knee) took batting practice, ran and caught before the game when he returned to baseball activity for the first time since he went on the disabled list on April 21. ) will be activated to start Tuesday for Minnesota after a bout with COVID-19. Bundy last pitched May 4 in Baltimore. RHP James Kaprielian (0-2, 4.97) is scheduled to start with the A’s. With a win, the Twins would take their first series in Oakland since sweeping a two-game series in May 2011. They have lost their last 10 series at the Coliseum. MORE NEWS: Andrés Giménez delivers a decisive RBI in 10th place, Guardians 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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