Minnesota Sports Roundup: Morneau's RBI single in the eighth wins it for Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's Justin Morneau was 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Twins in a 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Target Field last night.
Morneau ripped a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth for Minnesota, which had lost four of its previous five. Oswaldo Arcia also poked an RBI double while Brian Duensing picked up the win in relief. Glen Perkins locked down his 14th save in the victory. Ryan Howard and Michael Young each drove in a run for Philadelphia, which has dropped four straight. Cole Hamels pitched six innings of two-run ball in the start but it was Mike Adams that suffered the loss in relief. The same two teams play tonight in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Vikings continue their final set of organized team activities today and tomorrow at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. The team will have OTA's again tomorrow before wrapping up the offseason schedule with a three-day mandatory mini-camp next week. Linebacker Chad Greenway will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Greenway will miss the rest of OTA's this week and next week's mandatory mini-camp. He is expected to be ready to go for training camp at the end of July. Head coach Leslie Frazier called the surgical procedure a "cleanup" of the knee.
Lindsay Whalen racked up 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Minnesota Lynx cruised past the San Antonio Silver Stars 87-72 at Target Center. Maya Moore added 19 points and nine boards for the Lynx, who improved to 3-and-1 on the season. The Lynx begin a three-game road trip Friday in Tulsa.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Boston Celtics in Montreal on October 20th as part of the NBA's second annual NBA Canada Series. The T'wolves topped the Pistons in Winnipeg last October in the inaugural NBA Canada Series. The Knicks and Raptors played in last season's game in Montreal.