MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Twins rip Yankees In New York 6-1
BRONX, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-4 and had one of three Minnesota home runs that powered the Twins to a 6-1 triumph over the New York Yankees.
Arcia and Josh Willingham each delivered solo homers and Trevor Plouffe belted a two-run shot for Minnesota, which entered the opener of this three-game series having lost six of its last seven games. Kurt Suzuki added a pair of hits, including an RBI single, to help batterymate Ricky Nolasco halt a five- start winless stretch. Nolasco (3-5) worked around seven hits and four walks to hold the Yankees to one run over six innings and pick up his first victory since April 24. All three Minnesota long balls came off of Vidal Nuno (1-2), who was reached for four runs in an otherwise solid start. The left-hander struck out six without a walk while lasting 6 2/3 innings. Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in New York's lone run with a third-inning double, with Yangervis Solarte recording two hits in the loss.
Maya Moore totaled a game-best 26 points to go with nine rebounds as Minnesota maintained its unblemished record with an 88-72 victory over San Antonio on Friday at the Target Center. Lindsay Whalen added 19 points and Damiris Dantas contributed 17 for the Lynx, who have won all six of their games thus far. Seimone Augustus poured in 14 with five boards. The Stars (3-3) were led by Jia Perkins' 15 points and seven rebounds, with Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson posting 11 apiece in defeat. San Antonio led by as many as six, 35-29, late in the first half, but Minnesota completely stole momentum thanks to a 38-11 run which left the Lynx ahead 67-46 after a runner from Augustus with 1:20 left in the third. The visitors never reduced their deficit below double digits for the remainder of the contest.