K-Heart Sports – 05/31/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/31/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Today begins a full week of high school state tournaments. The State Class B Boys Golf Meet begins today at Oxbow Country Club outside of Fargo. The two-day event was won by Fargo Oak Grove last year. The individual champion in 2021 was Jaden McCloud of Bottineau.
 
Thursday – Saturday: the State Class B Baseball and Softball Tournaments will be in Fargo, the State Class A Baseball and Softball Tournaments will be in Jamestown, the State Girls Tennis Tournament will be in Grand Forks, and the State Girls Soccer Tournament will be in Mandan. We’ll be at the State Class B Baseball Tournament and broadcast the games of Des Lacs-Burlington and Surrey on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop became the third player from Curaçao with 1,000 major league hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday in the opener of a five-game series. Twins starter Dylan Bundy gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings, throwing a season-high 95 pitches. The Twins have lost four of theri last six games. The teams play a day-night doubleheader today. Detroit RHP Rony Garcia (0-0, 3.00) will face Minnesota LHP Devin Smeltzer (1-0, 1.04) in the first game, while the Tigers are expected to start LHP Joey Wentz (0-1, 20.25) in the nightcap against RHP Cole Sands (0-0, 6.75).
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TWINS-CORREA
 
DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Correa has tested positive for COVID-19, the Minnesota Twins said after Monday’s 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. “We found out during the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He’s back at the hotel resting and we’ll figure out what the coming days will mean for him.” Baldelli said the 27-year-old shortstop had not been feeling well but doesn’t have significant symptoms. “He’s under the weather, but nothing above and beyond that,” Baldelli said. “I think resting and hydrating are the most important things for him right now.” Monday’s game was the first in a five-game, four-day series against the Tigers. “We’ve had some guys stay behind in cities, but there are other possible options,” Baldelli said. “We’re going to be here for a while, so no one needs to go anywhere yet.” Correa is hitting .279 with a .751 OPS in his first season with the Twins. He left the Houston Astros after seven seasons to sign a $105.3 million, three-year contract in March, a deal that allows him to opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-HURRICANES
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nothing is fazing these New York Rangers, not multi-game series deficit nor playing in a building where no road team has won in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Instead, this resilient bunch is carrying an ever-growing confidence straight into the Eastern Conference finals, thanks to another Game 7 win and the latest strong performance from possibly the game’s best goaltender. Chris Kreider scored twice, Igor Shesterkin was strong in net again and the Rangers ended Carolina’s perfect postseason run at home, beating the Hurricanes 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of their second-round playoff series Monday night. Kreider and Adam Fox had first-period power-play goals as the Rangers raced to a quick lead. The Rangers then rode Shesterkin’s latest offense-stymieing performance to win a fifth straight elimination game win in these playoffs. Shesterkin — a finalist for both the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top goalie and Hart Trophy for most valuable player — finished with 36 saves and carried the shutout well into the third period. Now the Rangers are off to a conference final for the first time since 2015, earning a matchup with two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. New York will host Game 1 of that series Wednesday night.
 

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