(Cleveland, OH) — Max Kepler went 4-for-4 with three home runs and four RBI as the Twins topped the Indians 5-4 in Cleveland. Mitch Garver doubled in the other run for Minnesota, which avoided a three-game sweep. Jose Berrios moved to 8-and-2 with six innings of two-run ball. The Twins open up a three-game weekend series against the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Kyle Gibson will get the ball for Minnesota. The Tigers will send out Matthew Boyd.
(Boston, MA) — The Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship. Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored as St. Louis beat the Bruins 2-1 in Game Five in Boston. Perron’s goal came after a tripping penalty wasn’t called against Tyler Bozak. Jordan Binnington matched the NHL rookie record for most wins in one playoff year with a 38-save effort. The Blues lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can clinch the title at home in Game Six on Sunday night.
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Philadelphia Eagles are locking up their franchise quarterback. The Eagles have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Carson Wentz that keeps him in the fold through the 2024 season. Multiple outlets report the deal is worth $128-million, with more than $107-million in guarantees. Wentz is entering his fourth season.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are off the practice field for the weekend after wrapping up OTA’s yesterday. They will hold a three-day, mandatory minicamp that will run Tuesday through Thursday. The Vikes start preseason play August 9th at New Orleans.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are bringing in David Vanterpool to join Ryan Saunders’ staff. The Star Tribune reports Vanterpool will be the associate head coach. He spent the last seven seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Odyssey Sims scored 15 points to lead the Lynx past the Mercury 58-56 at the Target Center. Sylvia Fowles added 10 points for Minnesota, which improved to 4-and-1 on the season. The Lynx host the LA Sparks tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is adding Clemson to its 2019-20 hoops schedule. The Golden Gophers will host the Tigers on December 2nd as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Gophers beat the Tigers in the most recent matchup in 2015.