Minnesota Sports Roundup: Twins trying to sweep Philadelphia tonight
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's Clete Thomas doubled in the tying run in the eighth inning and then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as the Twins topped the Phillies 4-3 at Target Field. Thomas finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and Oswaldo Arcia was 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Twins, who will go for the three-game sweep on Thursday. Brian Duensing picked up the win in relief. Glen Perkins closed it out for his 15th save. Former Twin Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Philly. Domonic Brown and Delmon Young also plated a run each for the Phils, who have lost five in-a-row after a five-game winning streak.
The Vikings continue their final set of organized team activities this week at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. The team worked out yesterday and will do so again today before wrapping up the offseason schedule with a three-day mandatory mini-camp next week. Running back Adrian Peterson was back on the practice yesterday, after sitting out on-field activities on Tuesday.
The WNBA Minnesota Lynx improved to 3-and-1 on the season with an impressive 87-72 win over San Antonio Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen poured in 23 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and handed out six assists in the victory. Minnesota plays at Tulsa tomorrow night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to get ready for this month's NBA Draft by bringing in players to work out. Among those trying to impress the team's talent scouts yesterday was Roseville native Mike Muscala, who played college ball at Bucknell. Many experts have him projected as a first round pick and he says it'd be neat to get drafted by his hometown team. The team will bring more players in today for workouts. The Wolves currently hold two picks in the first round, including the No. 9 overall selection. The NBA Draft is set for June 27th.
The Wild have re-signed forward Stephane Veilleux to a two-year, two-way contract. Veilleux played in two playoff games this season with the Wild after posting three goals and five assists in 35 games with Houston of the AHL. The 31-year-old has 46 goals and 55 helpers over 460 career NHL games.