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MINNEAPOLIS — Mikie Mahtook homered and drove in four runs and Ryan Carpenter collected his first career victory as the Detroit Tigers held off the host Minnesota Twins 7-5 at Target Field on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mahtook's second homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth, gave Detroit a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Ronny Rodriguez contributed a two-run double and Jim Adduci added two hits and a run scored. Carpenter (1-1), a rookie left-hander, gave up three solo homers but lasted 5 1/3 innings. Shane Greene got the last four outs for his 26th save.
BRISTON, Tenn. — Kurt Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson over the final 13 laps and drove to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season on Saturday night, Aug. 18, at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol. The win ended a 58-race winless streak for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and gave him his sixth victory at the high-banked BMS short track.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer's three-run, pinch-hit homer highlighted a four-run seventh and the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday. Mauer's second career pinch-hit homer made a winner out of Kyle Gibson (7-9), who gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in seven innings. Eddie Rosario and Tyler Austin also homered for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the four-game series. Taylor Rogers recorded the last out for his first career save.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jonquel Jones made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-79 victory over the visiting Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, Aug. 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Connecticut (20-13) won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine. Layshia Clarendon tallied 14 points and Courtney Williams contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs and Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 15-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Aug. 16, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Miguel Sano homered and drove in three runs, Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run home run and scored twice and Joe Mauer had two hits, a walk and three runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits and won its third consecutive game.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Miguel Sano added a late two-run home run Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins downed the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 at Target Field. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Twins, who had lost four of their previous five games. David Freese was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Pittsburgh, which lost its second straight and for the third time in four games.
MINNEAPOLIS—Diamond DeShields scored a season-best 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead the Chicago Sky to a 91-88 victory over the host Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. Courtney Vandersloot contributed 16 points and 10 assists for the Sky (12-20). Allie Quigley scored 13 points while Cheyenne Parker and Gabby Williams added 10 points apiece.
ST. LOUIS — There were plenty of rooting interests on Sunday during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship. Most observers weren't backing Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion who started the day at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a two-shot lead. Plenty of fans were behind Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament winner, as he battled Koepka through the final holes while carrying the mantle of fallen Aussie comrade Jarrod Lyle, who died this week after a lengthy battle with cancer.
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick collected his series-leading seventh victory of the season when he drove away from the field late in the race to win the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 12. Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, led a race-best 108 of 200 laps at the two-mile oval in earning his 44th career victory. Brad Keselowski finished second, 3.2 seconds back, in the No. 2 Ford of Team Penske. Finishing third was points leader Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing. He is a six-time race winner in 2018.
DETROIT — Tyler Austin blasted a two-run homer in his Minnesota debut, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Twins held off the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday. Austin was acquired from the New York Yankees on July 30 and recalled from Triple-A Rochester this weekend. He hit eight major-league homers in 23 games with the Yankees earlier this season.