BALTIMORE (AP) - Phil Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 6-4 yesterday to avoid a four-game sweep. Joe Mauer drove in four runs. Nelson Cruz hit his major-league leading 36th home run. Nick Hundley had a three-run shot for the AL East-leading Orioles.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Minnesota Twins intend to add eight players to their roster. That includes catcher Josmil Pinto and four pitchers. The players are expected to join the team today when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Those recalled from Rochester were left-hander Logan Darnell, right-hander Michael Tonkin and outfielders Chris Herrman and Aaron Hicks.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have been remaking their defense since Mike Zimmer took over this season as head coach. Improvement on last year will hinge on many offseason acquisitions and recent promotions. The Vikings gave up the most points in the NFL in 2013. Zimmer says he's decided who will play middle linebacker, strong safety and nickel cornerback positions but didn't say who they were.
CHICAGO (AP) - Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 yesterday. Rookie sensation Jorge Soler had two doubles in his home debut for the Cubs. Jacob Turner won in just his second start for Chicago after being acquired from Miami last month. The right-hander allowed just one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.
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