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Wacha, Story Provide Spark In New Home, Sox Beat Twins 8-1 – WCCO

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BOSTON (AP) — Michael Wacha and Trevor Story can now make themselves at home. Wacha pitched five scoreless innings in his Fenway Park debut with Boston and Story drove in his first two runs in his new ballpark, leading the Red Sox to an 8-8 lead. 1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. READ MORE: Twins place pitcher Sonny Gray on 10-day disabled list “It’s everything and more,” Story said of having Fenway as his home ground. “Just coming here as a visitor two different times, it’s a hostile environment, you can feel that. Feel much better coming as a Red Sox. It’s been great, the energy, the atmosphere is everything I thought it was.” It was the second straight day the Red Sox had beaten the Twins after losing their first game at home. JD Martinez had an RBI double and a sacrifice fly for Boston. The teams close out will hold the four-game series at Boston’s annual Patriots Day game on Monday morning with a first pitch scheduled for 11:10 a.m. It will be the first time since 2019 that the game will be played in conjunction with the Boston Marathon after the contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the marathon was moved to October of last year. Signed to a six-year, $140 million contract as a free agent during spring training after playing six seasons in Colorado, Story hit his own two-run single during a six-run eighth inning. Wacha, who signed a one-year, $7 million contract during the offseason, allowed one single with five strikeouts and two walks. The Red Sox at Fenway twice with the Cardinals when they lost the World Series to them in 2013. Trevor Story (credit: Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) “Definitely different,” he said with a smile. “He wasn’t being harassed in the bullpen, in the dugout and basically on the mound all the time. It was good to hear the applause from my side.” Matt Straham (1-0) earned his first win in a Red Sox uniform by getting four outs. Bailey Ober (1-1) allowed two unearned runs and four hits in six innings. him, he gave away a walk and struck out three. “The vibe here is still great,” said Twins shortstop Carlos Correa, who signed a three-year, $105.3 million opt-out deal after the first two years during spring training. “We’ve been to every game,” he said. “We’ve had the chance to win every game, so that’s great. That’s the positive side of this. Now we just have to put all the pieces together.” READ MORE: Verdugo, Bogaerts Homer as Red Sox Blank Twins 4-0 Wearing their yellow and blue City Connection uniforms for the second straight day, the Red Sox broke ahead 2-0 on sacrifice flies on back-to-back pitches by Martinez and Alex Verdugo after Rafael Devers reached base when Miguel Sanó kicked his grounder by mistake and Xander Bogaerts doubled off the Green Monster. The Twins avoided being shut out for the third time this season when Trevor Larnach hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Mixing the fastball in the 90 mph midrange with his changeup and his cutter, Wacha breezed through the first four hitless innings before Gio Urshela led off the fifth with his hit in the middle. ROOMTwins: He placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 10-day disabled list a day after he left his second-inning start with a hamstring strain. Manager Rocco Baldelli said he expects him to miss a start. The club activated RHP Cody Stashak (right biceps tendonitis) from the disabled list to take his place. Red Sox: LHP Josh Taylor (back pain) was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester on Sunday. THAT WAS A TEST Wacha got Correa on a called out strikeout with a fastball in the outside corner, capping a 15-pitch at-bat that opened the fourth. “It was a good at-bat,” Correa said. “I felt like I needed an at-bat like that, where I could see a lot of pitches. My timing has been on and off, some days I feel good, some days I don’t, which is what usually happens in spring training. in Massachusetts and Maine celebrating Paul Revere’s voyage and the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, every year since 1959. It has been canceled due to weather six times, due to the players’ strike in 1995 and the pandemic in 2020. Boston has 71-53 all-time that day. UP NEXTRHP Dylan Bundy (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to start for Minnesota on Monday. Lefty Rich Hill (0-0, 6:23) is scheduled for Boston. Bundy pitched five shutout innings in his Twins debut. Hill, 42, is back with the Red Sox for the third time in his career. MORE NEWS: Kershaw retired after 7 perfect game; Dodgers Top 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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