(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins managed just three hits in an 11-0 loss to the Astros at Target Field. Michael Pineda was tagged for five runs in as many innings as he dropped to 2-and-2 with the loss. Max Kepler had two of the three hits for Minnesota, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins and Astros play the third installment of their four-game series tonight at Target Field. Martin Perez will be on the bump for Minnesota. Houston will send out Collin McHugh.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are gearing up for a rookie minicamp this weekend. Rookies including tryout players will take part in the camp starting on Friday at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. OTA’s get going next month, with the first of three sessions starting May 21st.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United FC is back on the pitch Saturday hosting the Seattle Sounders at Allianz Field. The Loons are coming off a 1-0 win over East-leading DC United on Sunday. Minnesota sits sixth in the West with 14 points. Seattle is third with 18.
(Louisville, KY) — The post positions are set for Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby. Twenty horses will compete in the 145th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. Omaha Beach is the 4-to-1 morning-line favorite and will break from gate 12. Game Winner is the second choice at 5-to-1, followed by Improbable and Roadster, both of which have 6-to-1 odds.
(Phoenix, AZ) — CC Sabathia is the newest member of baseball’s three-thousand strikeout club. The 38-year-old left-hander recorded his three-thousandth career “K” by fanning the Diamondbacks’ John Ryan Murphy in the second inning of New York’s 3-1 loss at Arizona. Sabathia is the 17th pitcher in major league history to reach three-thousand career strikeouts.