Caleb Truax withdraws from August 31 bout at The Armory

Coon Rapids, Minnesota (August 21, 2019) — Caleb Truax is withdrawing from his August 31st match against Peter Quillin due to a right Achilles injury. Dr. Paul Schaefer of Health Partners’ Stillwater Medical Group recently diagnosed Truax with a “high-grade, partial-thickness tear of the Achilles tendon on his right ankle.” Truax initially sustained the Achilles injury in March, and the nature of the high-grade tear presented surgery and non-operative management as options. Truax elected for the latter option, starting with six weeks in a boot, then he transitioned to physical therapy and was progressing. But as his workouts intensified, he … Continue reading Caleb Truax withdraws from August 31 bout at The Armory

Coon Rapids-Andover team loses second game at Little League World Series

After posting an impressive 2-1 victory in their opening game of the Little League World Series, the Minnesota team from Coon Rapids-Andover American Little League took one on the chin today,  losing 11-0 in four innings to a team from South Riding, Virginia. The Virginia team representing the Southeast Region,  became just the second U.S. team ever to post back to back no-hitters in their first two games of the World Series. Justin Lee pitched all four innings in recording the no-hit shut out victory for Virginia. Next up for Coon Rapids-Andover is an elimination losers bracket game on Monday … Continue reading Coon Rapids-Andover team loses second game at Little League World Series

Quintero gets only goal in MN United win over Colorado

Click here for photo gallery Photos by Bryan Singer After having its 11-game unbeaten streak snapped by FC Dallas on Saturday, Minnesota United rebounded with a thrilling 1-0 win over the visiting Colorado Rapids in front of a raucous Allianz Field crowd. With no shortage of attacking chances, a Darwin Quintero goal in the 39th minute held as the game-winning goal for Minnesota United after another clean sheet and a solid defensive performance. The victory marked the Loons 12th MLS win of the season and pushed them over the 40-point mark, both firsts in club history. “The crowd were magnificent … Continue reading Quintero gets only goal in MN United win over Colorado

Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day Injured List with a left wrist strain. Cruz injured his wrist on a swing during the fourth inning of last night’s game with the Cleveland Indians. In 87 games for the Twins this season, Cruz is hitting .294 (95-for-323) with 19 doubles, 32 home runs, 76 RBI, 41 walks, 59 runs scored and a 1.035 OPS. Since the All-Star break, Cruz leads baseball in home runs (16) and ranks fifth for the entire season. This marks Cruz’s second stint on … Continue reading Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

All Star pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave up 9 runs and 10 hits in four innings as the Twins lost the series finale to the Yankees on Wednesday 10-7 at Target Field.  The loss, coupled with Cleveland’s 4-0 win over Toronto left the Twins lead in the American Central at just two games. Minnesota led Cleveland by as many as 11 1/2 games in early June.  The Twins launched three more home runs in the loss as Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez all went deep. The Twins travel to Chicago this weekend for a four game series with the … Continue reading Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run

By Tony Langfellow  Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland held the 90th MLB All-Star Game at the home of the Indians, Progressive Field on July 9, bringing the best baseball players in the world together for a weekend of fun events. It was the sixth time in club history that Cleveland has hosted this yearly exhibition game, and no other city in baseball has had the All-Star Game more than the city of Cleveland.         Just behind the Cleveland Indians is Minnesota (as the Twins and Washington Senators), the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds all hosting five All-Star Games … Continue reading Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run