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K-Heart Sports - Saturday - 08/17/19 - Morning Edition

The high school boys soccer season began yesterday with the East-West Crossover held in Jamestown....

    MINOT, ND - The high school boys soccer season began yesterday with the East-West Crossover held in Jamestown.

High School Boys Soccer
    East-West Crossover - Jamestown
            Fargo Davies 1, Minot 0
            West Fargo 2, Minot 1
            Jamestown 3, Fargo Shanley 1
            West Fargo 2, Bismarck Century 0
            Bismarck Century 3, Fargo Davies 1

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    MINNESOTA TWINS

     ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
 
     The Twins increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2 games over the Cleveland Indians, who lost Friday night.
 
     Schoop homered in the seventh inning following a one-out single by Marwin Gonzalez. Kepler hit his team-leading 33rd homer in the fourth inning on the first pitch after Miguel Sano reached when Rougned Odor dropped a popup in shallow right field.
 
     The Twins lead the major leagues with 238 homers and are on pace to break the big-league record of 267 set last season by the New York Yankees. Minnesota has homered in 16 of its past 18 games since July 28 with a total of 37.
 
     Mike Minor (11-7) allowed all four runs in losing for the first time in four starts. Kepler's homer ended Minor's scoreless innings streak at 19 1/3.
 
     Sam Dyson (5-1) earned his first win since being acquired from the San Francisco Giants on July 31 with a scoreless seventh inning. Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless ninth, finishing with Danny Santana's ground out with runners on first and second, for his third save in four tries since being acquired from the Miami Marlins on July 27 and 20th in 22 opportunities overall this season.
 
     The Rangers were 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position, leaving a runner at third base in the seventh and eighth innings and at second in the ninth.
 
     Nomar Mazara put the Rangers ahead in the sixth on a two-out, two-run double to the gap in right center.
 
     Jake Odorizzi allowed all three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has filed to last six innings in nine of his last 10 starts.
 
     The Rangers' first run scored when Odorizzo uncorked his first wild pitch of the season, skimming off the top of Mitch Garver's glove to score Elvis Andrus.
 
     MOVIN' ON UP
 
     Each team recalled a right-hander from its Triple-A affiliate before the game. Lewis Thorpe is with the Twins for the third time this season, previously pitching 11 1/3 innings in four games and making one start. The Rangers' Ian Gibaut was acquired from Tampa Bay on July 28 and then pitched in four games for Nashville. Gibaut has made one previous big league appearance, with the Rays on July 12.
 
     TRAINER'S ROOM
 
     Twins DH Nelson Cruz (left wrist strain) hit on the field before the game. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Cruz might return soon after becoming eligible to return on Monday without a minor league rehab stint.
 
     UP NEXT
 
     Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (10-6, 3.29) won his last two road starts, going seven innings each time and allowing a total of two earned runs. Rangers right-hander Ariel Jurado (6-8, 5.31) has won one of his last seven starts and allowed a career-high 11 hits last time out, against Toronto. The game will be preceded by 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton being inducted into the Rangers' hall of fame.
 
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    MINNESOTA LYNX

     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
 
     The Mystics (19-7), who have the best record in the WNBA by a game over Connecticut, surged into the lead for good during a 13-4 run capped at 74-70 on LaToya Sanders' 19-foot jumper with 3:32 left in the game.
 
     Meesseman's 3-pointer with 51.8 seconds left made it 80-73 and Washington made all six of its free throws from there.
 
     Elena Delle Donne had 14 points and eight rebounds, Aerial Powers had 14 points and Natasha Cloud scored 13 for the Mystics.
 
     Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lynx (13-13). Damiris Dantas and Danielle Robinson added 14 points each. Napheesa Collier scored 13 and Odyssey Sims 10.

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    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

     EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook's workload during the preseason. The advantage is two-fold: Cook stays fresh and injury-free, while the Vikings get a long look at a quartet of players who are trying to seize a vital spot as Cook's backup this season. After ranking third-to-last in the NFL in rushing last year, Zimmer has voiced his preference to run the ball more in 2019. The Vikings will work on that in their second preseason game Sunday night as they host the Seattle Seahawks.

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     NASCAR-BRISTOL QUALIFYING

     BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Denny Hamlin will be the pole-sitter for tonight's race at Bristol Motor Speedway after turning a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying session. The reigning Daytona 500 winner bumped Kyle Larson to the other side of the front row. Larson is winless this season and is not locked into the 16-driver playoff field with three races remaining to fill seven slots. Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will make up the second row, just in front of Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott.

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     MLB-SCHEDULE

     UNDATED (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have regained sole possession of the NL Central lead after receiving plenty of help from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

     The Bucs scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Kintzler walked pinch-hitter Cole Tucker with the bases loaded before Kevin Newman ended it with a single.

     Tony Kemp's two-run triple in the eighth put the Cubs ahead 2-1. But Chicago lost for the 17th time in its last 25 road games to fall a game behind the division-leading Redbirds.

     In Cincinnati, Dexter Fowler hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Cards blasted the Reds, 13-4. Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt added two-run shots, and Kolten Wong was 4-for-5 with a solo blast for the Cardinals.

     Adam Wainwright improved to 4-1 over his last seven starts, giving up four runs and eight hits over 6 2/3.

     Elsewhere on major league diamonds:

     - Cody Bellinger belted his NL-leading 41st home run and the Dodgers added three more round-trippers to turn a 3-1 deficit into an 8-3 win over the Braves. Los Angeles trailed 3-2 in the seventh until Max Muncy crushed a three-run blast, one pitch before Justin Turner went deep. Will Smith also homered for the NL West leaders.

     - The Nationals picked up a 2-1 win over the Brewers on Anthony Rendon's RBI double in the eighth inning. Rendon also doubled home the first run in Washington's fifth consecutive win. The Nats pulled within 4 1/2 games of the NL East-leading Braves and dropped Milwaukee 2 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals.

     - Bryce Harper smacked a three-run homer in the sixth inning to put the Phillies in control in an 8-4 victory against the Padres. Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto belted third-inning homers and Vince Velasquez allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings of Philadelphia's fourth consecutive win. Realmuto had three of the Phils' 12 hits and drove in two runs.

     - The Royals were 4-1 winners over the Mets behind Mike Montgomery, who held New York to an unearned run and four hits over six innings. Meibrys Viloria and Nicky Lopez provided RBI doubles in the fifth off Noah Syndergaard to put Kansas City ahead. Syndergaard allowed just the two runs on five hits with six strikeouts as the Mets fell for the fourth time in five games since a 15-1 stretch.

     - Mike Yastrzemski's third homer of the night was a tiebreaking solo blast in the 11th inning of the Giants' 10-9 victory at Arizona. Kevin Pillar homered twice, with his second long ball giving the Giants a 9-7 lead in the 10th inning. The teams combined to hit a Chase Field-record 12 home runs.

     - The Rockies blanked the Marlins, 3-0 as Jon Gray scattered five hits while striking out seven over eight innings. Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the second inning to support Gray, who retired 15 batters in a row after Miami led off the second with consecutive singles. Nolan Arenado also went deep for Colorado.

     - Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop slammed two-run home runs to push the Twins past the Rangers, 4-3. The Twins lead the major leagues with 238 homers and are on pace to break the big-league record of 267 set last season by the New York Yankees. More important, Minnesota expanded its lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Cleveland.

     - Aaron Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs scored as the Yankees topped the Indians, 3-2. Masahiro Tanaka held Cleveland to two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings, one night after the Indians rolled to a 19-5 romp over New York. Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres each had an RBI single for the AL East leaders, who won for the 15th time in 18 games and increased their cushion to 10 1/2 games over Tampa Bay.

     - Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland each hit RBI triples in the fourth inning to put the Red Sox ahead to stay in a 9-1 thumping of the Orioles. Benintendi finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Mookie Betts hit a solo home run and Chris Owings drove in two in Boston's third win in a row. Rick Porcello won for the sixth time in eight starts by limiting the Birds to a run and four hits over six frames.

     - Houston's lead in the AL West is down to 7 1/2 games over Oakland after Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run with two out in the 13th inning to give the Athletics a 3-2 victory over the Astros. Mark Canha and Marcus Semien homered for the A's, who are within a half-game of Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card. The Astros fell despite Justin Verlander, who had 11 strikeouts in seven innings to set a franchise record with his sixth consecutive game with at least 10 Ks.

     - Daniel Norris, Drew VerHagen and Joe Jimenez combined on a five-hitter as the Tigers beat Charlie Morton and the Rays, 2-0. Norris went the first three innings, VerHagen pitched five and Jimenez earned his seventh save by striking out Eric Sogard with two men on base. Morton dipped to 13-5 despite yielding only an unearned run and three hits over seven innings.

     - Lucas Giolito struck out 11 and allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to pitch the White Sox past the Angels, 7-2. Giolito moved to 13-6 and became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vazquez in 2007. James McCann hit his second grand slam in three games to cap the scoring.

     - The Blue Jays won for the fifth time in seven games as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning of a 7-3 verdict over the Mariners. Derek Fisher and Danny Jansen also went deep for Toronto, which has hit 110 home runs since June 16. Jacob Waguespack allowed two runs and five hits over 5 1/3 frames in winning his third straight start.

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     MLB-NEWS

     UNDATED (AP) - Addison Russell is back in the majors after being recalled by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa for the second time this season. The infielder was suspended for 40 games last September for violating Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policy. He was with the Cubs from May 8-July 24 this season before being sent to the minors. The Cubs also activated right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler and optioned outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and right-hander James Norwood to Iowa.

     In other baseball news:

     - Padres manager Andy Green says rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. is most likely done for the season because of a back injury. The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .317 with 13 doubles, 22 homers and 53 RBIs in 84 games. Green said Tatis will be reevaluated in three weeks.

     - San Diego second baseman Ian Kinzler has a season-ending neck injury. Green said Kinsler has a herniated disc and was weighing whether to have surgery. The 37-year-old Kinsler is hitting .217 with 12 doubles, nine homers and 22 RBIs in 87 games.

     - The Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarria to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 30-year-old Hechavarria is the tonight's lineup against the Dodgers after joining his sixth team in three years. He was released by the Mets this week after hitting .204 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 142 at-bats.

     - Long-time Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will become the first inductee into the team's Hall of Fame who is not a player, manager or general manager. The franchise will honor Brennaman in April when he'll be the sole inductee.

     - A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws.

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     NFL-NEWS

     UNDATED (AP) - The NFL has conditionally reinstated New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who can rejoin the team for meetings and workouts on Sunday. However, Gordon is barred from next Thursday's game because of a lack of sufficient conditioning and practice time. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since last December for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon has been suspended several times by the NFL for violations of its drug policies since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2012, and missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons.

     Elsewhere in the NFL:

     - Chargers safety Derwin James will likely miss the start of the regular season because of a foot injury. The All-Pro safety suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot during Thursday's practices with the Saints. He was wearing a walking boot as practice started Friday.

     - Bobby Wagner was back in pads and on the practice field for the Seahawks Friday, although it remains unclear whether the All-Pro linebacker will see any action during the preseason. Wagner missed most of the past two weeks following a minor procedure on his knee. He took part in Seattle's mock game on Aug. 3, before becoming a spectator.

     - A person familiar with the situation says Jets linebacker Avery Williamson will miss the upcoming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Thursday's preseason win over the Falcons. Williamson led the team with 159 total tackles in his first year in New York after signing in 2018 as a free agent following four seasons in Tennessee.

 

 


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