MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Twins salvage one win in Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- The Twins got five innings from emergency starter Pedro Hernandez and held on to beat Cleveland on Sunday 5-3 in Ohio. Hernandez drove from Rochester, New York to get to the game in Cleveland. He walked six Indian hitters and allowed three hits, but kept the Twins in the game long enough to earn the win. The Minnesota victory averted a sweep in Ohio. Glen Perkins earned his 19th save of the season. Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia each drove home two runs for the winners. The Twins are off today and begin a two-game series against the Marlins in Miami tomorrow night.
The Twins have called up right-hander pitcher Kyle Gibson. The hard-throwing right-hander has been hyped as a top pitching prospect in the Twins organization. Gibson was the Twins first-round draft choice in 2009 and owns a 7-and-5 record at Class AAA Rochester this season with a 3.01 earned run average. In 92-innings, he has 79 strikeouts and 28 walks for the Red Wings. Gibson is scheduled to start this Saturday's home game against Kansas City at Target Field. He will wear uniform No. 44. To make room for Gibson on the roster, the Twins sent Pedro Hernandez back to Rochester. Hernandez was the winning pitcher in yesterday's game in Cleveland.
The WNBA Minnesota Lynx notched a 88-79 win over Tulsa last night at the Target Center. The Lynx overcame a sluggish start, which saw them trailing for eight-points in the first quarter. Minnesota received 22 points apiece from Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus to push to 6-and-2 on the season. Head coach Cheryl Reeve also credited Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen with great leadership during a key stretch in the victory. Whalen finished with 19 points, including 11 free throws. The Lynx host Los Angeles on Friday night.