Dozier hits 2 homers as Twins beat Rockies 13-5
DENVER (AP) - Brian Dozier cranked up for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game with two homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Sunday.
Dozier hit a solo homer in the eighth and added a three-run shot an inning later for his first career multihomer game. The second baseman will be one of the participants for Monday's Home Run Derby at his home ballpark, Target Field.
Late fill-in Chris Parmelee ignited a five-run first inning for the Twins with a two-run single. He replaced outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who was scratched with the flu.
Hughes picked up his 10th win despite allowing five runs and 10 hits in five innings. It was his first appearance at Coors Field.
Brett Anderson was rusty in his first outing since April as he allowed six runs - five earned - in five innings.
ALL-STAR FUTURES GAME
Futures Game: Gallo gives US 3-2 win over World
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball's best minor leaguers.
Gallo's one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.
The assumed successor for four-time All-Star Adrian Beltre with the Rangers, Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. He followed a two-run homer in the top of the sixth by Javier Baez against Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito.
Maya Moore scores 26 to lead Lynx past Storm 77-60
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter Sunday to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 77-60 victory over the Seattle Storm.
Janel McCarville scored 13 points while Devereaux Peters added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who won their third straight and have the best home record in the league at 9-1.
Camille Little led Seattle with 17 points, while Temeka Johnson added 12 for the Storm, who have lost four of six.
Moore, who leads the WNBA in scoring at 23.7 points per game, opened the third quarter with a nine-point spurt in the first 2 minutes to push the Lynx to a 41-28 lead.
She hit a 3-pointer off the second-half tip, stole a pass and drove the length of the court for a layup, then hit a pair of jumpers.
ALL STAR ADDITIONS
Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard join NL All-Stars
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - San Francisco's Tim Hudson, Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, San Diego's Huston Street and Washington's Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff.
They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, the Reds' Johnny Cueto, the Padres' Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran.
Hudson, a four-time All-Star, is 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA, and Simon is 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA. Street has 24 saves and a 1.09 ERA, and Clippard is 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 43 relief appearances.
Cards' Wainwright could pitch in All-Star game
MILWAUKEE (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright could pitch in Tuesday's All-Star game despite going seven innings in Saturday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Manager Mike Matheny, who will lead the National League, said the right-hander told him before Sunday's game against Milwaukee that he felt good and could go at the All-Star game at Target Field.
Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA. Tuesday would be his scheduled day to throw in between starts. Matheny said Wainwright hasn't done much lobbying to pitch.
Matheny is making his first appearance as an All-Star manager. He said he expects his players to compete like their "postseason is on the line."
The Cardinals were trying to finish a three-game sweep Sunday in Milwaukee.
SEC MEDIA DAYS
NCAA, QBs shift among topics at SEC media days
(AP) - There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.
The league opens its annual media days on Monday with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves. A fourth day has been added to the event in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, and the SEC has issued about 1,100 media credentials.
Florida State ended the SEC's seven-year run of national titles by beating Auburn in January. Six of the league's teams will have new starting quarterbacks with the exodus of star power at the position including Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron and Georgia's Aaron Murray.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive opens SEC media days then Auburn's Gus Malzahn will take the podium.
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