Thrs. Volleyball Schedule, Twins Lose, Vikings Switch QB’s

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 5:49 am

High School Volleyball Schedule

Isle @ Pine City

Mora @ Milaca

Aitkin @ Rush City

Buffalo @ Cambridge-Isanti

It was a seesaw battle in Cleveland Wednesday as the Twins continue to jockey for position atop the AL Central. Justin Morneau got the Twins going with an RBI single in the first, Carlos Gomez then added a solo homer in the fourth and put Minnesota ahead 2-0. But a pair of Cleveland homers and a two run double put the tribe on top 4-2.

Just like in Tuesday’s loss Minnesota came back to tie the game at four on a Delmon Young single in the seventh, but doubles by Johnny Peralta and Victor Martinez closed the door on the twins comback chances, and Cleveland walks away with a 6-4 Win.

The loss is Minnesota’s fourth in a row, but they remain 2.5 back of the White Sox in the division because the Yankees drop Chicago, 5-1. Minnesota now travels to Florida to take on the Rays in a four game series. The Rays claim the second best record in the American League only behind the Angels. Hear tonight’s game on cool country 100.9 WCMP-FM

Life isn’t much easier for the Brewers who are trying to claw their way back into the Wild Card lead. They do end their five game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the cubs at Wrigley. Milwaukee never trailed. Prince fielder laced a three run double to right in the first. The Crew wrap up their series in Chicago this afternoon at 1:20.

Talk has swirled all year whether or not Tavaris Jackson was the man for the job under center for the Vikings. On Wednesday, head coach, Brad Childress, essentially said the answer is “no.” Jackson will be replaced in the starting lineup this weekend with journeyman QB Gus Ferrotte. Ferotte gets the start in Carolina and looks to get Minnesota its first win on the season. Hear Sunday’s game against the Panthers on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP-FM.

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