Monday June 11th Local Sports

TONIGHT:

AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Mason City High baseball at Dowling (doubleheader) — 5:00

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake baseball at Algona — 7:30

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Cave had a career-high three hits, including a home run, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 Sunday.

Eduardo Escobar doubled twice to take over the major league lead with 26 and the Minnesota bullpen threw 3 2/3 shutout innings before a two-run single by Albert Pujols in the ninth.

Los Angeles had the go-ahead run at the plate against closer Fernando Rodney, but Zack Cozart popped out.

Pujols had three RBIs and Ian Kinsler three hits for Los Angeles, which lost for the first time in seven games.

Fernando Romero (3-2) had control issues from the outset, but managed to complete five innings to win for the first time in six starts. He allowed five hits and struck out five while throwing 94 pitches. Romero also hit two batters and threw two wild pitches.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent first baseman Joe Mauer to Triple-A Rochester for a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a cervical neck strain and concussion-like symptoms.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Mauer is expected to be the designated hitter Tuesday before seeing action at first base. If all goes well in the two games, Mauer could rejoin the Twins at some point in a six-game road trip that starts Tuesday in Detroit.

Out since leaving during a game on May 18, Mauer is hitting .283 with a .404 on-base percentage in 38 games with the Twins this season. He got his 2,000th career hit on April 13.

The injury occurred May 11 when the 35-year-old Mauer dove for a foul ball. He played a few more games while receiving treatment.

Mauer is in the final season of an eight-year, $184 million contract. A six-time All-Star catcher, he moved to first base in 2014 because of previous concussions and concerns of more if he continued catching.

 

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tom Lehman was standing outside of a Des Moines-area makeup shop waiting for his daughter/caddie when he got the call to head back to Wakonda Club.

Lehman told Rachael Chapman to pay her bill at Sephora as quickly as possible — because dad had a trophy waiting for him at the course.

Lehman, the second-round leader, took the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic after weather washed out the final round Sunday.

Tournament officials had delayed the start of the third round by nearly five hours because of bands of light but persistent rain before calling the event.

With Lehman set to tee off last, he and Chapman went to a nearby mall to kill some time before the weather cleared out. But it never did — with officials delaying it nine times before calling it.

The 59-year-old Lehman shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to reach 13 under and take a two-shot lead over Bernhard Langer, Glen Day, Woody Austin and Scott Parel.

“It’s like a field-goal kicker getting iced nine times but each one lasts 30 minutes,” Lehman said. “There’s times when you play that you know that the forecast on Sunday is really lousy and that it’s really important that you try to get in Saturday night in the lead if you can because of the chance you might not play. I didn’t see that coming.”

From neighboring Minnesota, Lehman won for the 11th time on the 50-and-over tour.

“It’s nice to be in the winner’s circle no matter what. Whether it’s rain-shortened or not, it’s a confidence booster. (I) played a lot of really good golf this week,” Lehman said.

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