Twins Close On Sox, Brewers Lose

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 6:18 am

The Twins get the day off Monday, and come out swinging on Tuesday. Minnesota drops the Royals 7-2 in the first of three with Kansas City at the Metrodome. Minnesota quickly jumped out to a three to one lead after two, and had a five to two lead in the fifth, when MVP candidate Justin Morneau stepped up to the dish with a man on. Morneau drilled his 23 homer to give the Twins the 7-2 win. They inch back within a game of the White Sox in the race for the Central Division crown. Good news for the Twins is that the Sox are in the midst of a three game losing skid, including losing a pair of games in a double header with the Blue Jays Tuesday. Twins get the Royals again today. Gametime is at 7:10.

The Brewers may be feeling the pressure of hanging onto the Wild Card lead. They lose their third straight falling 5-4 for the second straight night to the Reds. The Crew now only with a three game lead over the Phillies, a 3.5 game lead over the Cardinals, and just a four game lead over the Astros. C.C Sabathia takes the hill today. He will try to help Milwaukee avoid the sweep.

Bad news for the Minnesota Gophers football team. They lose leading rusher Duane Bennett for the season after Bennett tore his ACL in Saturday’s win over Bowling Green. So far this year, Bennett rushed for 140 yards. He was also second on the team in receiving with 12 catches for 125.

More injuries on the Minnesota front, the Minnesota Lynx saw their star Simone Agustus exit Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Fever with a head injury. Augustus fell after going for a rebound in the first quarter. The good news for the Lynx is that they responded with a 86-76 win. Augustus is third in the league in scoring averaging just under 20 a game

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