MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory at the Minnesota Twins last night. Scott Diamond gave up six runs on eight hits and walked three over four and one third innings for the Twins, who sit at the bottom of the AL Central.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joe Mauer has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup after missing one game because of a stiff back. Mauer was scratched from Friday night's game against Boston after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer came to Target Field yesterday feeling much better, and he was put back in the lineup as the designated hitter. The plan is for him to catch the series finale today.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon. Chris Erichsen (ear-ICK'-son) of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men's title. Nichole Porath of Northfield, Minnesota won the women's crown in 2:50:49.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Alise Post race to her third straight victory in the USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships yesterday, and fellow 2012 Olympian Nic Long won his second men's title. Post, from St. Cloud, Minnesota, won all three motos and semifinals, and then held off Arielle Martin in the final at Chula Vista, California.
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