K-Heart Sports – 07/23/23

MINOT, ND – The West Region Class A Legion Baseball Tournament finished on Saturday.
American Legion Baseball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Mandan
State Qualifier
#6 Watford City Walleye def. #5 Mandan A’s, 12-5
#4 Bismarck Capitals def. #3 Bismarck Reps, 12-4
#2 Dickinson Volunteers def. #1 Bismarck Senators, 6-5
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots lost the first of a two-game home series to the Duluth Huskies on Saturday 19-14. Duluth scored each of the first six innings. Minot scored the final 8 runs of the game, but couldn’t overcome the quick start by the Huskies. The Tots will try to earn the split of the series tonight at 5:35 pm at Corbett Field.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Vásquez drove in the tying run and Michael A. Taylor followed with an RBI single, all in the seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Saturday night. Jordan Balazovic (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and earned his first big league victory. Jhoan Duran pitched a scoreless ninth for his 17 save of the season. Trailing 2-1 with two runners on in the seventh, Vásquez hit what he thought was a go-ahead three-run homer off reliever Gregory Santos. But, the ball hit the top of the left-field wall and was ruled a double, scoring Byron Buxton. Later in the inning, Taylor put the Twins ahead, hitting a sharp single to center after trying unsuccessfully to bunt earlier in the at-bat. His hit four pitches later drove in Kyle Farmer. Twins starter Sonny Gray allowed seven hits and two runs in six innings. He struck out four and allowed one walk. Carlos Correa reached base four times for Minnesota, including an RBI double in the third. The Twins have now won seven of nine games since the All-Star break and have maintained their hold on first place in the AL Central.
RHP Lucas Giolito (6-6, 3.96 ERA) takes the mound for Chicago in the series finale Sunday. The White Sox are winless in his two starts against the Twins this year. Minnesota will send RHP Bailey Ober (6-4, 2.74) to the mound. He will face the White Sox for the first time this season.

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