KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez capped Kansas City’s five-run ninth inning with a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Jason Hammel pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For a player with less than two full seasons of college experience, Antoine Winfield Jr. has developed into quite the star. His game-saving interception in the last game was the highlight of Minnesota’s win over Fresno State. The Gophers host Miami of Ohio this weekend. They badly missed Winfield last fall, after a hamstring injury limited him to four games. Now he’s the leader of a young secondary, quickly building an All-Big Ten resume and following the path of his NFL star father.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Suter has ranked in the top three in the NHL for time on ice in all six of his seasons with the Minnesota Wild. This year he was forced to ponder the question whether he’d be able to play at all. When Suter and his right leg crashed into the wall during a game late in the regular season he broke two bones and needed surgery. Had he played a different sport, doctors told him his career might have ended. Now Suter has completed the painful rehab and joined the Wild for training camp.
WESTFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say members of a South Dakota college golf team were treated at a hospital after a collision between their van and a sport utility vehicle in northwest Iowa. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday about a mile north of Westfield on Iowa Highway 12. All six people in the van were taken to a Hawarden hospital and were soon released. The team from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota, was returning from a golf tournament.