K-Heart Sports – 08/05/23

MINOT, ND – Fargo Post 2 suffered their first loss at the Central Plains Region Legion Baseball Tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota. In the third round of the tourney Post 2 lost to Lincoln, Nebraska 7-1 on Friday. Fargo will play against St. Michael, Minnesota today and the winner moves to the championship tomorrow to battle the winner of today’s second game between Harrisburg, South Dakota and Lincoln, Nebraska.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots scored a 9-4 win last night in game two of their four-game home series against Mankato. The MoonDogs came out swinging by scoring 3 runs in the 1st innning. Minot would get on the board with 2 in the 2nd and 4 more in the 3rd to take a 6-3 lead. The Tots would ad a run in the 5th, 6th, and 8th innings, while Mankato got one in the 7th. Alonzo Castellanos (1-1) gets the win for Minot pitching 5 innings and surrendering 3 earned runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Nick Hentges takes the loss after allowing 6 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits over 3 innings. He tallied 4 strikeouts and 1 walk. Drew Woodcox slammed a solo homerun to left field to lead off the 3rd inning for the Hot Tots. Game three is tonight at 6:35 pm at Corbett Field. After completing this series against Mankato this weekend, the Hot Tots will have only one more home game on the schedule and that’s against Bismarck on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael A. Taylor homered to lead off the seventh inning, the third solo shot of the game for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler went deep against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly, who otherwise cruised through six innings with nine strikeouts against the club that leads the Major League in whiffs. Jhoan Duran recorded his 20th save in 24 tries for the Twins, the flame-throwing closer’s latest shaky finish. Duran gave up a walk and a single with one out, before getting a big break when Geraldo Perdomo popped up his first-pitch bunt attempt for an easy out in front of the mound. Twins starter Bailey Ober was pulled after five innings and 104 pitches. Dylan Floro, Caleb Thielbar (1-1), Emilio Pagán and Duran finished with four scoreless innings for the Twins (57-54), who kept their 2 1/2-game edge on Cleveland in the AL Central.
Diamondbacks RHP Ryne Nelson (6-5, 4.84 ERA) pitches tonight, opposite Twins RHP Kenta Maeda (2-6, 4.53 ERA). Maeda has a 2.63 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings in seven starts since coming off the injured list, with the Twins winning five.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins welcomed new pitcher Dallas Keuchel, who was promoted from Triple-A this week and slotted into the rotation on Sunday for the injured Joe Ryan. The 35-year-old Keuchel, who won the 2015 AL Cy Young Award with Houston, struggled badly while pitching for three major league teams last season. “I just kind of stayed persistent with wanting to be with the Twins, and it just worked out the way it worked out,” Keuchel said. Byron Buxton went on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, expected to miss at least two weeks.

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