Field Level Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers to highlight a four-run sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday night, Sept. 13, at Kauffman Stadium. Perez also doubled and Rosell Herrera had two hits and scored a run for Kansas City (50-96). Alex Gordon reached base three times, walking twice and getting hit by a pitch, and also drove in a run for the Royals.
Aaron Rodgers didn't practice Thursday and isn't guaranteed to play Sunday in a key early season NFC North matchup, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "This is no layup," McCarthy said. "That's why it's a day-to-day situation." Green Bay (1-0) will host Minnesota (1-0) at Lambeau Field. Rodgers injured his left knee in the season opener against the Chicago Bears but returned to lead the Packers to a come-from-behind victory.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — United rallied for a crucial 2-1 home win Wednesday night, Sept. 12, beating Minnesota United to boost their MLS Eastern Conference playoff hopes. The game was the first of seven straight at home for D.C. (9-11-7, 34 points), which pulled within two points of the sixth and final postseason position in the East. Minnesota (9-16-2, 29 points) saw its distant chance at making the Western Conference playoffs all but disappear with the loss.
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.
The Detroit Lions waived running back Zach Zenner off the injured reserve list Wednesday, two weeks after he suffered a back injury in the preseason finale. Zenner, who turns 27 on Thursday, played the last three seasons with the Lions after signing as an undrafted free agent from South Dakota State in 2015. A fan favorite in Detroit, Zenner appeared in 28 games and rushed for 420 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 207 yards and was a key contributor on special teams.
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.
Predictability killed the cat in Detroit on Monday night, according to New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee. Lee, who intercepted a Matt Stafford pass and returned the pick for a touchdown as part of the 48-17 shellacking of the Lions on "Monday Night Football," said the Jets were able to identify "everything" Detroit's offense attempted to throw at them in the season opener.
MINNEAPOLIS—Gary Sanchez hit a long homer in the sixth inning, J.A. Happ pitched six strong innings and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the seventh inning of a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins Monday, Sept. 10, at Target Field. Sanchez hit his second home run since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 1 due to a groin injury and his 16th homer of the season.
INDIANAPOLIS—Brad Keselowski bumped his way past Denny Hamlin with two laps to go on Monday, Sept. 10, and went on to win the rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Monday afternoon. The victory, which gave team owner Roger Penske his first in a stock car race victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after winning 17 times there in Indy cars, was the second of the year for Keselowski. He also won last week at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.