(Cleveland, OH) — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby champ. The slugging first baseman beat Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 23-to-22 in the finals in Cleveland. The last Mets’ player to win the Derby was Darryl Strawberry in 1986. Guerrero Jr. finished with a record 91 homers as the Derby runner-up.
(Cleveland, OH) — Twins slugger Jorge Polanco is batting ninth and starting at shortstop for the AL tonight in the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland. Jose Berrios will also represent Minnesota after replacing injured teammate Jake Odorizzi. The AL has won six straight over the NL to take a 44-43-and-2 advantage in the all-time series.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The AL Central-leading Twins are gearing up for the second half. They open up on Friday against the Indians in Cleveland. The Twins lead the division at 56-and-33, five-and-a-half games ahead of the Tribe and 12-and-a-half up on the White Sox. The Indians have won six straight to close the gap on Minnesota.
(Las Vegas, NV) — Mitchell Creek led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Timberwolves topped the Bucks 100-91 in Summer League action in Las Vegas. Josh Okogie netted 10 points and Keita Bates-Diop had 14 for the Wolves, who are 3-and-0 in Sin City. The Wolves wrap up the preliminary round tomorrow against the Miami Heat.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves have officially acquired forward Jake Layman and signed forward Noah Vonleh yesterday. The team also announced they signed sixth overall pick Jarrett Culver and claimed guard Tyrone Wallace off waivers from the Clippers.
(Chicago, IL) — The Minnesota Lynx are headed to Chicago to face the Sky tomorrow. The Lynx have won two in-a-row after a 74-71 victory at Connecticut on Saturday. They sit at 8-and-6. The Sky are 7-and-7.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United FC hosts New Mexico United tomorrow night in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. The Loons advanced with a 3-2 road win over Houston last month. Minnesota has won its last six matches.