>>Twins Roll White Sox
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins rode an eight-run third inning past the White Sox in an 11-3 win at Target Field. Miguel Sano and Trevor Plouffe homered to highlight the inning. Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier also left the yard for Minnesota. The Twins have won two of their past three games after dropping 13 in a row. Hector Santiago earned the win. James Shields got chased in the third inning for the White Sox, falling to 5-and-17 on the season. Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera homered in a losing effort.
>>Reds Clobber Cardinals
(Cincinnati, OH) — Tucker Barnhart had two hits and two RBI as the Reds ripped the Cardinals, 9-1. Ramon Cabrera smacked a two-run, pinch-hit single for Cincinnati, which has won the first two in the three-game set. Dan Straily pitched into the sixth to improve to 11-and-7. Jedd Gyorko launched a solo homer in the first for St. Louis. Jaime Garcia allowed two runs in six innings to fall to 10-and-11.
>>Giants Clip Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 over six strong innings as the Giants clipped Jake Arrieta and the Cubs, 3-2. Bumgarner improved to 14-and-8 and Santiago Casilla secured his 30th save. Eduardo Nunez plated a run in the victory. Arrieta allowed all three runs, two of which were earned, in six innings to fall to 16-and-6. Arrieta also knocked in a run on an infield single in the loss.
No. 10 Illinois State (1-0) 50, Valparaiso (0-1) 13
Alejandro Rivera scored on a 27-yard interception return on the game’s second play to jump-start Illinois State’s win. Sophomore
quarterback Jake Kolbe was 11 of 19 for 166 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score.
>>Chappell Takes Lead At PGA Deutsche Bank Championship
(Norton, MA) — Kevin Chappell sits in first place at the PGA Deutsche Bank Championship after shooting a seven-under-64 in Saturday’s second round. Paul Casey and Jimmy Walker sit one shot behind Chappell in second place at 10-under through two days. Jordan Spieth is tied for 13th at six-under, and Phil Mickelson missed the cut. Round three resumes on Sunday.