(Cleveland, OH) — Devin Smeltzer was tagged for five runs including four homers as the Twins lost to the Indians 5-2 in Cleveland. Smeltzer suffered his first career setback. Marwin Gonzalez and Eddie Rosario went deep for Minnesota, which had won its previous three. The Twins and Tribe continue their three-game series tonight in Cleveland. Martin Perez will take the mound for Minnesota. The Indians will counter with Carlos Carrasco.
(Secaucus, NJ) — The Twins are adding four pitchers and four infielders on day two of the MLB Draft. The team took Oregon shortstop Spencer Steer with their first pick of day two, which was 90th overall of the third round. The draft wraps up today with rounds 11 through 40.
(Seattle, WA) — The Minnesota Lynx are in the loss column for the first time this season after an 84-77 setback to the Storm in Seattle. Napheesa Collier scored 17 points and Sylvia Fowles had 16 for Minnesota, which slipped to 3-and-1. The Lynx host Phoenix tomorrow.
(Flushing, NY) — Tacitus is the favorite for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. He’s the 9-to-5 choice after Tuesday’s post-position draw at Citi Field, home of the Mets. Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is the second choice at 2-to-1 in the 10-horse field. There will be no Triple Crown winner after Country House won the Kentucky Derby by disqualification.
(Rosemont, IL) — Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren is the new commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. He becomes the first-ever African-American commissioner of a Power Five conference. Warren has been COO of the Vikes since 2015.