(Miami, FL) — Byron Buxton hit a solo home run as the Twins clipped the Marlins 2-1 in Miami. Miguel Sano also doubled in a run for Minnesota. Jake Odorizzi improved to 12-and-5 on the season after giving up just one run over five and two thirds innings for the Twins. Minnesota improved to 65-and-41 and leads Cleveland by three games in the AL Central.
(Undated) — The MLB Trade Deadline is today. The Twins could be in the market to add some players as they make a push toward the postseason. Minnesota has already made one move, acquiring reliever Sergio Romo from the Marlins. Minnesota has been linked to many players, including Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner leading up to the deadline.
(Miami, FL) — Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was named the American League Player of the Week earlier this week. Cruz hit .414 over a seven-day period and hit seven home runs, including one game where he hit three. He is third player from Minnesota to win the award this year.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings will resume training camp today. Minnesota continues to gear up for its first preseason game. The Vikings will visit the New Orleans Saints a week from Friday.
(St. Paul, MN) — In a bit of a surprising move, the Wild have let go of general manager Paul Fenton after one season. Minnesota fell short of making the playoffs this past season. The Wild have been reportedly linked to former Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.
(St. Paul, MN) — The MLS All-Star Game takes place tonight in Orlando. Minnesota United will return to action when they host the Portland Timbers on Sunday. Minnesota has 35 points on the season. They are fifth in the Western Conference.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Lynx are back in action on Saturday. Minnesota will visit the Indiana Fever. The Lynx are fifth in the Western Conference at 10-and-10.
(Fargo, ND) — With the football season around the corner, North Dakota State is the favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference. A preseason coaches poll has picked the Bison to win the conference this season. It’s the eighth-straight year they’ve been picked first in the poll.