(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Following an off day, the Twins wrap up their two-game series with the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh.  The 2-and-2 Twins will then host Seattle tomorrow in their home opener at Target Field.  Jake Odorizzi will get the ball tonight against the Bucs, who will counter with right-hander Ivan Nova.

(Anaheim, CA)  —  The Wild begin their final three-game road trip tonight in Anaheim against the Ducks.  Minnesota will then visit Los Angeles tomorrow before closing out the regular-season in San Jose on Saturday.  The Wild remain third in the Central Division with 98 points, five ahead of Colorado with three games to play.  The Ducks hold the top wild card in the West with 95 points.

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is nearing a return to the court.  Butler told reporters after practice yesterday he’s close to returning.  Butler was a full participant in the workout.  Head coach Tom Thibodeau said his surgically repaired right knee would be evaluated today.

(Denver, CO)  —  The Timberwolves visit the Nuggets tomorrow night in Denver with playoff implications on the line.  Minnesota had a two-game winning streak end with a 121-97 loss to the Jazz on Sunday.  The Wolves are seventh in the West at 44-and-34.  They’re just a half-game ahead of New Orleans and a game up on Denver, which is currently on the outside looking in at the playoff picture.


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