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MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer's three-run, pinch-hit homer highlighted a four-run seventh and the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday. Mauer's second career pinch-hit homer made a winner out of Kyle Gibson (7-9), who gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in seven innings. Eddie Rosario and Tyler Austin also homered for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the four-game series. Taylor Rogers recorded the last out for his first career save.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jonquel Jones made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-79 victory over the visiting Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, Aug. 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Connecticut (20-13) won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine. Layshia Clarendon tallied 14 points and Courtney Williams contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs and Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 15-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Aug. 16, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Miguel Sano homered and drove in three runs, Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run home run and scored twice and Joe Mauer had two hits, a walk and three runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits and won its third consecutive game.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Miguel Sano added a late two-run home run Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins downed the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 at Target Field. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Twins, who had lost four of their previous five games. David Freese was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Pittsburgh, which lost its second straight and for the third time in four games.
ST. LOUIS — There were plenty of rooting interests on Sunday during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship. Most observers weren't backing Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion who started the day at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a two-shot lead. Plenty of fans were behind Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament winner, as he battled Koepka through the final holes while carrying the mantle of fallen Aussie comrade Jarrod Lyle, who died this week after a lengthy battle with cancer.
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick collected his series-leading seventh victory of the season when he drove away from the field late in the race to win the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 12. Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, led a race-best 108 of 200 laps at the two-mile oval in earning his 44th career victory. Brad Keselowski finished second, 3.2 seconds back, in the No. 2 Ford of Team Penske. Finishing third was points leader Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing. He is a six-time race winner in 2018.
DETROIT — Tyler Austin blasted a two-run homer in his Minnesota debut, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Twins held off the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday. Austin was acquired from the New York Yankees on July 30 and recalled from Triple-A Rochester this weekend. He hit eight major-league homers in 23 games with the Yankees earlier this season.
CARSON, Calif.—Midfielder Romario Ibarra scored the tying goal in the 84th minute as Minnesota United rallied for a 2-2 tie against the host Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday night at StubHub Center. Defender Michael Boxall added his first career MLS goal for Minnesota United (9-13-2, 29 points). The Loons earned much needed road points, after dropping their previous eight matches away from home. Midfielders Romain Alessandrini and Sebastian Lletget scored goals for Los Angeles (10-8-6, 36 points).
ST.. LOUIS — Brooks Koepka fired a 4-under-par 66 on Saturday, Aug. 11, to assume a two-shot lead after the third round of the 100th PGA Championship, the final major tournament of the 2018 PGA Tour season, being contested at venerable Bellerive Country Club just outside St. Louis.
DETROIT—Niko Goodrum and Jose Iglesias each blasted two-run homers, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from an 0-6 road trip to down the visiting Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Friday night, Aug. 10, at Comerica Park. Goodrum's 11th homer and Iglesias' fifth long ball allowed Jordan Zimmermann (5-4) to snap a personal four-game losing streak. Zimmermann allowed two unearned runs while giving up eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Shane Greene gave up a ninth-inning run but collected his 24th save.