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CLEVELAND—Francisco Lindor hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cleveland Indians a 5-2 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Lindor, who earlier hit his American League-leading 37th double, lined the first pitch from reliever Trevor Hildenberger (2-3) down the right field line for his 29th homer of the season, driving in Jason Kipnis and Brandon Guyer, who had both singled earlier in the inning.
CLEVELAND—Mitch Garver hit a three-run homer, and Eddie Rosario had four hits to lead the visiting Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Left-hander Adalberto Mejia (2-0) picked up the win, blanking the Indians on one hit over the first five innings. He walked one and fanned three, including a strikeout of Jason Kipnis for the second out in the fifth.
CHICAGO—Maya Moore recorded 31 points and six rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 85-64 victory over the host Chicago Sky on Tuesday night at Wintrust Arena. Sylvia Fowles contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals as Minnesota (16-13) snapped a three-game losing streak. Danielle Robinson added 12 points, 11 assists and four steals, Cecilia Zandalasini tallied 11 points, and Seimone Augustus had 10 points.
CLEVELAND—Trevor Bauer struck out 11 and gave up just three hits over six innings and Edwin Encarnacion gave him plenty of support with a home run and four RBIs as the host Cleveland Indians cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night, Aug. 6, at Progressive Field. Yonder Alonso, Brandon Guyer and Jason Kipnis also homered for Cleveland, which won its third straight game and improved to 33-15 against AL Central competition. Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley and Kipnis each finished with two hits.
MINNEAPOLIS — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points and Angel McCoughtry added 11 points and eight rebounds to lead the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Dream to an 86-66 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night, Aug. 5, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Hayes connected on 6-of-11 3-pointers for Atlanta (18-10) which won for the 10th time in 11 games. Alex Bentley, who passed the 2,000-point mark in her career with a 3-pointer in the first half, added 19 points for the Dream.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Chase Elliott's days as a non-winner in NASCAR's premier series came to an end Sunday, Aug. 5, when he drove to victory in Sunday's Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International circuit in Upstate New York. Elliott, son former Cup champion and Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, mimicked his father's first career victory as that win, too, came on a road course - "Dollar Bill's" first Cup victory came at Riverside in the final race of the 1983 season.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave hit his first career grand slam and Fernando Rodney picked up his 24th save as the Minnesota Twins held on for a 6-5 victory and a three-game series sweep over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, at Target Field.
CANTON, Ohio—The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was inducted in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday night, Aug. 4, including former players Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher, along with front-office executive Bobby Beathard. Longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was the first of four men enshrined to approach tears. The eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro showed deep emotion while reflecting on his late mother, calling her the hardest-working person he's ever known.
MINNEAPOLIS—Max Kepler hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning, Jose Berrios pitched seven effective innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Saturday night, Aug. 4, at Target Field. After the Twins inducted left-hander Johan Santana in their Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony, Kepler produced his fourth three-hit game of the season and 12th of his career. He sandwiched two singles around his 14th homer, a drive to right field off Burch Smith (1-3) that put Minnesota ahead 3-2.
LOS ANGELES—Candace Parker posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the host Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-57 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night, Aug. 2, at Staples Center. Chelsea Gray recorded 18 points and nine assists for the Sparks (16-11). Nneka Ogwumike added 15 points and six rebounds in her return from a three-game illness absence.