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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Twins' winning streak snapped in Colorado

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DENVER (SportsNetwork.com) - Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings and the Rockies got two-run homers from Drew Stubbs and Troy Tulowitzki to beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-2, to open a three-game series.

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Pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes added a solo blast for Colorado, which has won three in a row. De La Rosa (10-6) scattered six hits and allowed a run to win his fourth consecutive start. Colorado first baseman Justin Morneau finished 0-for-4 in his first game against his former team. Morneau played in Minnesota for 10-plus seasons from 2003-13, winning AL MVP in 2006. Eduardo Nunez knocked in both runs for the Twins, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Kris Johnson (0-1) was charged with eight hits and five runs over four-plus innings.

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Baseball fans will be in Minneapolis over the next several days taking part in numerous MLB All-Star events.  Melvin Tennant, president of Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association says it's a great opportunity to showcase the entire city with an estimated economic impact of about $75-million. FanFest opened yesterday at the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors center and runs through Tuesday.  Tennant says it's the largest baseball convention of its kind.  Doors open each day at nine.

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The WNBA Minnesota Lynx will be back on their home floor on Sunday when they host the Seattle Storm at 2 p.m.  The Lynx beat Tulsa last night in Oklahoma 91-85 to improve to 15-6 on the season.  Maya Moore scored 33 points in the victory.

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