Minnesota Sports Roundup: Twins get swept in Seattle as they score only six runsMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Twins dropped their 5th straight game on Sunday when they fell to the Seattle Mariners 5-1.
SEATTLE -- The Minnesota Twins dropped their 5th straight game on Sunday when they fell to the Seattle Mariners 5-1. The team scored only six runs in during the three-game series in Seattle. Pitcher Samuel Deduno took the loss allowing only 2 runs on 5 hits but he did walk 6 and hot a batter in his 6 inings of work. The Twins had 7 hits but were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, they managed just 3 hits in 28 at bats in the three game series with men in scoring position. The loss was also the 2nd time Minnesota has been swept in their past three series, it was the first time since 2001 that the Mariners swept Minnesota in Seattle. Overall the Twins have lost 9 of their past 10 games. Minnesota will try to get back on track as their 10 game road trip takes them to Oakland tonight to face the A's.
The Minnesota Lynx cruised to an easy 83-59 win over Tulsa last night at Target Center. Forward Maya Moore led the way scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen scored 15 points and Semoine Augustsus added 14 for Minnesota who have now won four straight games overall The Lynx have the WNBA's best record at 17-4 and also earned a playoff berth win the win and a loss by Phoenix. The Lynx have an off day today before they head to Seattle to take on the Storm tomorrow night.
The Minnesota Lynx claimed a playoff spot with their 83-59 win last night against Tulsa. Minnesota became the first team in the league to earn a spot in postseason play and guarenteed themselves a postseason shot at trying to repeat as WNBA Champions. It took the team 5 fewer games this season to clinch a playoff spot this year than it did last season when they secured a playoff spot in their 26th game.