Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams’ exhibition finale.
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Oakland’s Josh Donaldson made plans to buy a pair of goggles for this year’s locker room celebrations. A’s manager Bob Melvin refuses to think beyond the next game. Yoenis Cespedes and Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six innings as Oakland trimmed its magic number for clinching the AL West to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night. Every Oakland starter had at least one hit, one run and one RBI as the A’s recorded a season-high 22 hits and extended their lead over Texas in the AL West to three games.
Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream recovered after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half and rallied to beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-75 on Tuesday night. WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry had 19 points and Erika De Souza added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Atlanta (14-9) scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and went on to its third straight win — all at home.
Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Wednesday. Joe Mauer tied a career high with five hits for Minnesota.
Zach McAllister won for the first time in almost three months, Ryan Raburn homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Coming off his worst start of the season on Thursday against Detroit, McAllister (5-7) bounced back and held Minnesota to one earned run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven in his first win since May 23.
Robinson Cano homered twice and Andy Pettitte broke Whitey Ford’s club record for career strikeouts to help the New York Yankees snap a five-game skid with a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs and Derek Dietrich homered to help the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in interleague play. A.J. Ramos (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 13th save for the Marlins, who have won four of five.
Brian Elliott notched his third straight shutout, stretching his streak to 189 minutes, 31 seconds without a goal, and the St. Louis Blues won their sixth straight game by beating the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.
With outings like this, Brian Matusz could regain a job in the Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation.
Tayler Hill scored 25 points to help Ohio State beat Minnesota 58-47 on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer for Boston, Clay Buchholz overcame leg soreness to pitch three scoreless innings and the Red Sox beat a split squad of Minnesota Twins 12-5 […]
Teemu Selanne was around six years ago when the Anaheim Ducks rode the best start in franchise history to their only Stanley Cup title, and the Finnish Flash sees many of the same qualities in the club currently rocketing up the NHL standings.
Deshaun Thomas overcame a slow start to score 19 points and No. 18 Ohio State used a 16-0 second-half run to beat Minnesota 71-45 on Wednesday night.
Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.
Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 21 points to power the Utah Jazz to a 97-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Brook Lopez strengthened his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, helping the Brooklyn Nets hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 91-83 on Wednesday night.
Jamal Crawford scored 22 points, Blake Griffin added 20 and the Los Angeles Clippers hardly broke a sweat in cruising to a 90-77 victory over the free-falling Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Tubby Smith knew exactly what No. 8 Minnesota needed to do to upset Indiana: Take care of the basketball and defend the 3-pointers.
Coco Crisp homered, hit an RBI double and scored three runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday for their second straight winning series.
Michael Saunders homered, helping Blake Beavan and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Dayan Viciedo homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep of the last-place Twins.
Gavin Floyd finally solved the Minnesota Twins with nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.