SPORTS Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Lake City 0
United South Central 1
Cannon Falls 4
Rochester Century 9
Red Wing 0
Faribault Bethlehem Academy 8
The Timberwolves choked away a 15-point third quarter lead during their 108-102 overtime loss to the Lakers in a play-in game in L.A. The Wolves didn't get a bucket from the field in the final six minutes of regulation, but Mike Conley was able to hit three free throws with a fraction of a second left to send the game to OT. Minnesota scored just four points in the extra frame. The Timberwolves will host the winner of tonight's game between the Thunder and the Pelicans in a must-win game on Friday.
The Wild lost their final home game of the regular season. The Wild fell to the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 at the Xcel Energy Center yesterday. After Minnesota surrendered a pair of goals in the first period, Kirill Kaprizov scored his 40th goal of the season in the third period to bring Minnesota within one. However, the Jets lit the lamp with under six minutes left in regulation to seal the game. The Wild remain in third-place in the Central Division with 102 points. Minnesota visits Nashville tomorrow.
Pablo Lopez was brilliant during Minnesota 3-2 win over the White Sox in a ten-inning affair at Target Field. Lopez gave up two runs in the first inning before setting down 23 straight Chicago hitters. He finished the night with ten strikeouts over seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball, but he got a no-decision because Jhoan Duran gave up a game tying home run in the top of the ninth. Minnesota won when the White Sox made a throwing error on Michael A. Taylor's bunt single in the tenth. Taylor also had a home run in the victory. Griffin Jax earned the win out of the pen for the 7-and-4 Twins. Minnesota sends Sonny Gray to the mound against the Southsiders today.
The Bucks are continuing preparations for their first-round playoff matchup. The Bulls, Heat and Raptors are all potential opponents for the Deer. Milwaukee secured the top-overall seed in the playoffs after finishing with a 58-and-24 record. The team will have to wait until the play-in tournament ends to find out its opponent. The final round tips off on Friday. Meanwhile, the team got some good news as Khris Middleton was limited at yesterday's practice and could be a full participant as the week progresses.
The Brewers piled on late runs to beat the Diamondbacks 7-1 in Phoenix. Willy Adames crushed a solo homer while Mike Brosseau drove in two runs as part of a five run seventh inning. Corbin Burnes got the win after pitching eight scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out eight batters. The team will try to win the series this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff gets the start opposite Drey Jameson.