June 29 Sports Briefs

Saturday, June 30, 2018

MC Outlaws fall 12-3 in 1st round of Showtime Classic

PORTLAND — The Miles City Outlaws dropped a 12-3 decision Thursday to the Chaffey Baseball 18U squad at the Showtime Classic baseball tournament in Portland, Oregon. The Outlaws trailed 8-0 after one inning, and managed just three hits in the opening round loss. Dylan Munroe, Cody Maier and Cade Myrick smacked singles for Miles City, while Dustin Benson and Myrick recorded RBIS. Munroe, Maier and Jace Notbohm scored for Miles City. The Outlaws slipped to 24-21 on the season with the loss. In their second game on Thursday, the Outlaws trailed 3-0 to Portland Baseball Club 18U after three innings when the game was stopped due to rain.

— by STAR STAFF

Twins nip White Sox 2-1 on bases-loaded walk in 13th

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to push Minnesota past Chicago 2-1 on Thursday. The Twins pushed across the go-ahead run after Logan Morrison doubled off left fielder Charlie Tilson’s glove with two outs. Hector Santiago (2-3), the sixth White Sox reliever, intentionally walked Ehire Adrianza before walking Jake Cave and Kepler. Alan Busenitz (2-0), the Twins’ sixth reliever, pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win. Minnesota bounced back after the White Sox tied it with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when closer Fernando Rodney walked pinch-hitter Daniel Palka on four pitches to force in a run.

Rockies rally to beat Giants 9-8 on LeMahieu HR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — D.J. LeMahieu hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and set a career best with five RBIs, rallying Colorado past San Francisco 9-8 on Thursday. Nolan Arenado hit his 19th home run, tying him for the NL lead with Washington’s Bryce Harper. Trevor Story added three hits for Colorado, which had lost four straight at San Francisco. The Rockies blew leads of 5-2 and 7-5 and were down 8-7 before scoring twice off closer Sam Dyson (2-2) to avoid a series sweep.

Mariners top O’s 4-2 to sweep 1st series ever in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs, and Seattle utilized two errors in the 10th inning to complete their first four-game sweep at Baltimore in franchise history with a 4-2 win on Thursday. The Mariners improved to 8-0 in extra innings this season. They prevailed in 11 innings on Wednesday, and won the four games at Camden Yards by a total of six runs. Manny Machado and Chris Davis hit solo homers for Baltimore. Dee Gordon beat out an infield hit off Miguel Castro (2-4) in the 10th and scored when center fielder Colby Rasmus bobbled Jean Segura’s single. A throwing error by third baseman Steve Wilkerson and an RBI single by Cruz followed. Juan Nicasio got three straight outs in the 10th for his first save. James Pazos (2-1) worked the ninth for Seattle.

Vikings agree on contract extension with DE Danielle Hunter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract extension with defensive end Danielle Hunter, securing another core player before he can reach free agency. The Vikings announced the deal on Wednesday. Terms weren’t disclosed. Hunter has 25½ sacks in three seasons, after being drafted in the third round in 2015 out of LSU. Still only 23 years old, Hunter was a top priority to retain at a premium position. Fellow defensive end Everson Griffen is 30, and primary backup Brian Robison is 35. The Vikings extended middle linebacker Eric Kendricks earlier this offseason. Outside linebacker Anthony Barr and wide receiver Stefon Diggs are their other two standouts on expiring contracts, with space under the salary cap dwindling.

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