Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in Detroit, struck out five, walked two and gave up one run and four hits in four innings against a squad that included starters Dustin Pedroia, Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli.
Joe Mauer drove in the game’s first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday. Mauer, who also flied out twice, is batting .250 through five spring games after making the full-time switch to first base.
The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year’s draft pick.
Linebacker Clay Matthews didn’t feel like celebrating after the Packers could only muster a tie with the Minnesota Vikings despite rallying from a late 16-point deficit. But in a season full of tough breaks in Green Bay, the 26-26 draw Sunday may not be so bad.
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 218 yards to help the Packers storm back from a 16-point deficit for a 26-26 tie as the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay could only muster field goals in overtime Sunday.
Brad Hunt’s power-play goal with 19 seconds to play in the third period lifted Bemidji State to a 3-3 tie with Minnesota on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Minnesota’s Kent Patterson stopped 40 shots and Minnesota-Duluth’s Kenny Reiter held off 36 as the Gophers and Bulldogs skated to a 2-2 tie in another tight game between the Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams.