(Minneapolis, MN) — Michael Conforto singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning as the Mets held on to beat the Twins 3-2 at Target Field. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Twins, who are 2-and-2 since the break. Michael Pineda permitted three runs, just one earned, in six frames as he dropped to 6-and-5.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins are getting a big boost to their lineup. They have activated first baseman C.J. Cron and outfielder Eddie Rosario from the injured list. Both players had two hits in their return to the lineup last night. The Twins also placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the seven-day concussion list and DFA’d pitcher Mike Morin.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins and Mets wrap up their brief two-game Interleague series this afternoon at Target Field. Martin Perez will be on the bump for Minnesota. New York will counter with fellow left-hander Jason Vargas.
(New York, NY) — Vikings running back Roc Thomas is being suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Thomas can participate in training camp, which begins next week, as well as the preseason. He will be eligible to return September 23rd. This comes after he was sentenced to three years probation in May for felony marijuana possession.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are locking up a trio of restricted free agents. They have re-signed forward Ryan Donato to a two-year, 3.8-million-dollar contract. The Wild also inked forward Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy to one-year, two-way deals.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx welcome in the Seattle Storm for a showdown tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota has won four of its last five to get to 10-and-7 on the year. The Lynx beat Phoenix 75-62 their last time out on Sunday. The Storm sit at 10-and-8.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United is back on the pitch tonight for a friendly against Aston Villa of the English Premier League at Allianz Field. The Loons have won eight in-a-row and currently sit fourth in the West with 33 points.