(Las Vegas, NV) — Maya Moore poured in 34 points to lead the Lynx past the Aces 89-73 in Las Vegas. Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and 19 rebounds for Minnesota, which moved to 17-and-13 with its second straight win. The Lynx return home to face Seattle on Sunday.
(Cleveland, OH) — Michael Brantley hit a walkoff RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Indians past the Twins 5-4 in Cleveland. Jorge Polanco popped a three-run homer in the sixth to tie the game for Minnesota, which dropped three-of-four in the series. The Twins are now 11 games behind the Tribe for first place in the AL Central. Addison Reed suffered the loss.
(Cleveland, OH) — The Twins are moving another veteran as their deficit rises in the AL Central. The Twins have traded closing pitcher Fernando Rodney to the Oakland A’s in exchange for pitching prospect Dakota Chalmers. Rodney posted 25 saves in 31 chances and had a 3.09 ERA in 46 games this season, his first in Minnesota.
(Detroit, MI) — The Twins are in Motown to open up a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. Ervin Santana will get the start for Minnesota. Detroit will send out Jordan Zimmermann.
(Denver, CO) — The Vikings are headed to Denver to battle the Broncos tomorrow night in the preseason opener for both teams. The Vikes will then host Jacksonville and Seattle before wrapping up the exhibition slate August 30th at Tennessee.