Minnesota Sports Roundup: Phillies prevent sweep thanks to two-run eighth
Former Twin Ben Revere was 4-for-5 at the plate and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as Philadelphia beat Minnesota 3-2 last night in Minneapolis. Philly avoided a three-game sweep with the victory and also stopped a five-game losing streak. Philadelphia lefty Cliff Lee struck out six over seven innings of two-run ball for his eighth win of the season. Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 12th save. Justin Morneau knocked in both runs for Minnesota in the seventh inning, which gave the Twins a 2-1 lead at the time. Jared Burton took the loss in relief. Kevin Correia worked five innings of one-run ball and got a no-decision. The Twins are now 6-and-5 this month.
The Tigers and Twins begin a three game series tonight in Minnesota Detroit heads into the game following a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Wednesday. Tonight, Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Tigers, while Scott Diamond gets the start for the Twins. First pitch at Target Field is set for 7:10 p.m.
The Vikings wrapped up their final set of organized team activities this week at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. The team worked out yesterday and will continue the offseason schedule with a three-day mandatory mini-camp next week. Cornerback Chris Cook says the team will miss Antoine Winfield, who is now with Seattle. Cook says he knows he has to step into a leadership role on the team now. __________________________________________________________________________
The Herb Brooks Foundation is hosting its annual golf outing today at Victory Links in Blaine. The Golf Classic hosts hockey celebrities, including members of the late coach's "Miracle On Ice" 1980 Gold Medal Olympic team. Among those committed to play golf in the tourney are Rob McClanahan, Steve Janicek, John Harrington, and Dave Christian, as well as Phil Housley, Tom Chorske, and Mark Parrish. The golf portion of the weekend is full, but there are tickets still remaining for the banquet tonight. For information, log on to the foundation's website: herbbrooksfoundation.com.