Minnesota Sports Roundup: Twins rip Seattle, wins series
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins hit four home runs and Scott Diamond pitched six scoreless innings in a 10-0 win over the Seattle Mariners during the rubber match of this three-game series Sunday at Target Field.
Josh Willingham had a two-run homer and Ryan Doumit, Chris Herrmann and Brian Dozier each added solo shots. Diamond (4-4) had an impressive performance, allowing just five baserunners on four hits and a walk while striking out three. It was his first win in his last five starts.
Following their 10-0 win over Seattle, the Twins announced that they optioned infielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester. In two stints with the Twins this year, Colabello appeared in six games hitting .133 (2-for-15). To replace Colabello on the 25-man roster, the Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to Tuesday's game in Kansas City.
The Minnesota Vikings Organized Team Activities (OTA's) resume tomorrow at Winter Park. It's the final phase of the offseason program to help set the stage for the team's mandatory three day mini camp that will conclude the offseason program before the team reports to Mankato later this summer.
Maya Moore's 26 points led the Lynx to a 90-74 win over the Connecticut Sun in their season opener on Saturday. Seimone Augustus added 20 points. Minnesota shot 50-percent in the win. The Lynx host the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday in their next game.
The University of Minnesota athletic department continues to take the show on the road this summer. The "Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk" tour began last month and will continue with various visits around the state through June 20th. The visits to 16 Minnesota cities and towns will feature guest appearances from football coach Jerry Kill, men's basketball coach Richard Pitino, men's hockey coach Don Lucia, athletic director Norwood Teague, and other coaches and Gopher dignitaries. Here is a list of the remaining towns and cities which are part of the "Gopher Road Trip" (for specific info on each stop, log on to the Gopher athletic department webpage):
Monday, June 3rd: Rochester and Austin
Tuesday, June 4th: Owatonna and Red Wing
Monday, June 17th: Willmar and Alexandria
Tuesday, June 18th: Moorhead and St. Cloud
Tuesday, June 19th: Duluth and Hibbing
Wednesday, June 20th: Coleraine and Walker