(Flushing, NY) — The Twins smashed six home runs and had 17 total hits in a 14-8 rout of the Mets in New York. Jonathan Schoop homered twice and drove in four, while Mitch Garver went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs for Minnesota. Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco also went deep for the Twins, who improved to 6-and-3 on the year. Trevor Hildenberger picked up the win.
(Flushing, NY) — The Twins try to sweep their brief two-game series with the Mets tonight in New York. Jake Odorizzi will be on the bump for Minnesota. The Mets will send out Noah Syndergaard.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Magic Johnson is leaving as Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations. He made the impromptu announcement hours before last night’s season finale against the Blazers. Johnson was instrumental in bringing LeBron James to LA, but the team missed the playoffs at 37-and-45. He says Luke Walton’s job status will be determined by owner Jeanie Buss.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are keeping GM Scott Layden and interim head coach Ryan Saunders. ESPN reports the Wolves are finalizing plans to retain both Layden and Saunders. The Wolves are 17-and-24 since Saunders took over for the fired Tom Thibodeau in January.
(Denver, CO) — The Timberwolves wrap up the season tonight against the Nuggets in Denver. Minnesota has lost three-of-five to dip to 36-and-44 on the year. The Wolves will miss the postseason after ending their 14-year playoff drought last season.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings’ 2019 preseason schedule is out. The team opens up at New Orleans between August 8th and 12th. The Vikes will then host the Seattle Seahawks on national TV on August 18th. They will host Arizona in Week Three before wrapping up the exhibition slate at Buffalo on August 29th.
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Wild will have the 12th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils moved up to grab the first pick. The Rangers, Blackhawks, Avalanche and Kings round out the top-five selections. The draft is June 21st and 22nd in Vancouver.