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DETROIT, Mich. — Tyler Austin drove in three runs and Jake Odorizzi had another sharp pitching performance, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Odorizzi (7-10) carried a no-hitter into the eighth against the New York Yankees in his previous start. This time, he held the Tigers to one hit through the first six innings. He lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six. Trevor Hildenberger recorded his seventh save.
Aaron Rodgers is planning to participate in practice with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said his quarterback could play Sunday even if he misses the team's final workout. The Packers don't practice on Fridays but hold meetings before a walkthrough the day before each game. "Tomorrow's practice will be a pretty big indicator," McCarthy said, but added Rodgers could play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday even with "no reps" on the field.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jake Odorizzi came within five outs of producing the first no-hitter in Target Field history as the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 3-1 Wednesday night, Sept. 12. In the 722nd regular-season game since the Twins moved to their current stadium in 2010, Odorizzi (6-10) lost his no-hit bid when Greg Bird roped the 120th pitch into the left-center field gap for an RBI double. Odorizzi issued three walks, struck out five and tied a career-high with 120 pitches
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will work out with rehabbing players on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as head coach Mike McCarthy decides whether his star will be able to play in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer capped a six-run fifth inning with a grand slam and the host Minnesota Twins roughed up the New York Yankees en route to a 10-5 victory Tuesday night, Sept. 11, at Target Field. Mauer gave the Twins a 10-1 lead when he drove a full-count fastball from right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle into the grassy area beyond the center field fence for his sixth homer of the season. It was the first baseman's fifth career grand slam and first since last Sept. 17 off Toronto reliever Chris Rowley.
Jim Furyk announced Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as his first three captain's picks for the United States Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The three will join the eight players who previously earned automatic spots on the U.S. team that will take on Team Europe at Le Golf National in France beginning Sept. 28. Furyk will announce his final captain's pick after this week's BMW Championship.
MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler homered, and Joe Mauer moved into a tie for second place with Rod Carew on Minnesota's all-time hits list with an RBI single to help lead the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday night at Target Field. Mitch Garver added a two-run double, and Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco also had RBI singles for Minnesota. Alan Busenitz (4-0) picked up the win, allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Kohl Stewart, who was yanked after 98 pitches with two outs in the fifth.
Ohio State University suspended head football coach Urban Meyer without pay through Sept. 2, and he will be forced to miss the Buckeyes' first three games of the season, school president Michael V. Drake announced Wednesday night. The decision came after an 11-hour meeting by the university's board of trustees to discuss the fate of Meyer after an investigation into the head coach's actions in the wake of the Zach Smith scandal.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Miguel Sano added a late two-run home run Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins downed the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 at Target Field. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Twins, who had lost four of their previous five games. David Freese was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Pittsburgh, which lost its second straight and for the third time in four games.
ST. LOUIS — There were plenty of rooting interests on Sunday during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship. Most observers weren't backing Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion who started the day at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a two-shot lead. Plenty of fans were behind Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament winner, as he battled Koepka through the final holes while carrying the mantle of fallen Aussie comrade Jarrod Lyle, who died this week after a lengthy battle with cancer.