MN United gets first road win

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 26, 2017) — MNUFC put the “win” in “Windy City” with a scrappy, upstart performance against a stacked Chicago Fire team, holding fast against a torrent of shots for its first victory on the road in MLS. With more than 250 supporters who made the trek giving their all, rookie forward Abu Danladi notched his first brace in MLS for a 2-1 win that might have been unexpected going in, but never looked haphazard. “It was nice to get that monkey off our back,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “People mention it every time when we’re away. To … Continue reading MN United gets first road win

Saints close out homestand with 5-1 win

Ryan Zimmerman allowed just one run in 7 innings of work and Vinny Nittoli pitched two shutout innings in relief as the Saints beat Wichita 5-1 at CHS Field Thursday night. The win was the second in as many nights for the Saints over the South division leading Wingnuts and helped keep their fading wild card hopes alive.  The Saints’ Mitch Delfino’s fourth inning triple to right field snapped a scoreless tie scoring Nate Hanson. Hanson later added a two run single in the 5th for St. Paul. The Saints travel to Fargo-Moorhead this weekend before closing out the home … Continue reading Saints close out homestand with 5-1 win

Twins promote Curtiss from AAA Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher John Curtiss from Triple-A Rochester. To make room on the 40-man and 25-man rosters the Twins have designated right-handed pitcher Tim Melville for release or assignment. Curtiss, 24, has split the season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester combining to go 2-0 with 19 saves, a 1.28 ERA (49.1 IP, 7 ER), 22 walks and 68 strikeouts. Curtiss was promoted to Rochester June 23 and made 18 appearances for the Red Wings, posting a 1.85 ERA (24.1 IP, 5 ER) with 10 … Continue reading Twins promote Curtiss from AAA Rochester

Vargas recalled; Melville to start today vs White Sox

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed infielder Miguel Sanóon the 10-day disabled list with a left shin stress reaction, retro to August 20. To replace Sanó on the 25-man roster the Twins have recalled infielder Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester. The Twins have also optioned left-handed pitcherNik Turley to Triple-A Rochester. To replace Turley on the 25-man roster the Twins have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Tim Melville, who will start the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Sanó has hit .267 (111-for-416) with 15 doubles, 28 home … Continue reading Vargas recalled; Melville to start today vs White Sox

Twins place Sano on 10-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins placed third baseman Miguel on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a stress reaction to his left shin. Sano had an MRI prior to Minnesota’s 12-4 win over Arizona at Target Field on Sunday. The team will wait until Monday to announce a corresponding move. “They are concerned enough to get him off his feet here a little bit,” Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. “That’s all I really know is that it’s causing him some pain and discomfort. To try and play through it, I think the risk goes up exponentially every day he’s out there. Hopefully we … Continue reading Twins place Sano on 10-day DL

Vikings sign former Gopher Leidner

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they have signed former University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner to a contract. Leidner (6-3, 228) joins the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Lakeville South product attended the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp but did not sign with the club. Leidner completed his career at Minnesota ranked 2nd in passing attempts (1,029) and completions (580), ranked 3rd in passing yards (7,287) and 5th in passing TDs (36). He joins fellow Golden Gophers Isaac Fruechte and Marcus Sherels on the roster. Continue reading Vikings sign former Gopher Leidner