MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins was determined to experience victory in his Minnesota Vikings debut, as evidenced by his dangerous head-first plunge on third down that came up just short of the marker. Cousins was on target for most of the rest of the game, throwing two touchdown passes without a turnover to help the Vikings beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-16. Jimmy Garoppolo threw three interceptions in the second half for the 49ers and took his first loss in eight NFL starts.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Willians Astudillo hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Minnesota Twins a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Max Kepler doubled off Jason Hammel with two outs in the Twins ninth. Astudillo then hit a drive deep to left field for his third home run of the season.