Minnesota Sports Roundup: Cabrera hits his 30th homer as Detroit takes seriesMinnesota Sports
-- Max Scherzer went seven scoreless innings while striking out ten Minnesota Twins as the Detroit Tigers took the rubber match of the three-game series 5-1 at Target Field yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Scherzer went seven scoreless innings while striking out ten Minnesota Twins as the Detroit Tigers took the rubber match of the three-game series 5-1 at Target Field yesterday.
In all the Twins struck out 14 times, second most this season to a May 26th loss to the Tigers when they struck out 16 times, a game also started by Max Scherzer who fanned nine. The Tigers got a solo home run from Miguel Cabrera in the first inning giving him 30 on the season, the fifth straight year he has gone over the 30 mark, and added two more runs in the fourth when former Twin Delmon Young hit a two run homer. Joe Mauer went 2-4 for his team-leading 37th multi-hit game and drove in the team's only run in the eighth inning.
The Twins wrapped up their six game homestand going 1-5. Minnesota is off today they travel to Seattle to start a three-game series with the Mariners on Friday.
After yesterday's loss to the Detroit Tigers the Minnesota Twins announced that they have reinstated pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the disabled list. Swarzak had been on the disabled list since July 25th with a mild right rotator cuff strain. In order to make room for Swarzak the team has optioned Jeff Manship and Luis Perdomo to Triple-A Rochester.
The Minnesota Vikings are headed north after wrapping up their training camp in Mankato yesterday. The Viking players reported to Minnesota State University July 26th and have been practicing on the campus for the past three weeks but now will move to Winter Park as they continue to prepare for Friday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills and the season opener September 9th against Jacksonville.
Running back Adrian Peterson was in pads yesterday for the second straight day as he continues his comeback from a knee injury. While Peterson is going through drills at full-speed the defense is not allowed to hit him yet. Coach Leslie Frazier said he and this staff will keep evaluating his progress and decide when he can go through contact.
The Minnesota Lynx welcomed back Olympians Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus at a press conference yesterday. The players went through a full practice, met with the media and had a photo shoot with their gold medals. The three were a part of Team USA which won the Gold Medal with an 86-50 win over France in the London Olympics. The Lynx went into the Olympic break riding a two-game winning streak and tied with Connecticut for the best record in the league at 15-4. Minnesota opens a two-game homestand Friday hosting Washington and Sunday they entertain Tulsa.