ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Corey Dickerson hit his 26th home run and also doubled twice, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Minnesota Twins 11-4 Monday night to tighten the AL wild-card race.
The Twins’ lead for the second wild-card spot was trimmed to a half-game by the Angels.
Logan Morrison, who got his 36th homer, and Kevin Kiermaier each added three hits for the Rays. Evan Longoria drove in three runs with a pair of singles.
Alex Cobb (10-9) gave up one run on three hits while striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings. Winning for the first time since July 26, he retired nine in a row before giving up a double to Joe Mauer in the sixth.
Mauer stretched his hitting streak to 13 games. Brian Dozier hit his 28th homer for the Twins.
Jose Berrios (12-7) gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings.
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclones need to match Iowa at the line of scrimmage in Saturday’s 65th meeting in the series. The Hawkeyes dominated both sides of the ball a year ago in a 42-3 win in Iowa City.
Iowa averaged five and a half yards a carry in last year’s meeting and Campbell says the ISU defense needs to bring that number down. The big play ability of Akrum Wadley is also a concern.
Campbell says rivalries like this make college football unique and they have made this game a priority.
Campbell talks about the build up to the game.
Campbell says the timing of this game is different than most rivalries.
After struggling out of the gate the Iowa State defense played well in Saturday’s victory over UNI.
That’s junior linebacker Willie Harvey. The Cyclones returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock. You can hear the Iowa-Iowa State game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 9 o’clock.
— Radio Iowa High School Football Poll
1. Dowling Catholic (2-0), LW #1 vs #3 Valley
2. Iowa City West (2-0), LW #2 @ #8 Cedar Falls
3. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #3 @ #1 Dowling
4. Cedar Rapids Prairie (2-0), LW #4 vs Clinton
5. Johnston (2-0), LW #5 vs Urbandale
6. Lewis Central (2-0), LW #6 @ Sioux City North
7. Pleasant Valley (2-0), LW #8 vs Muscatine
8. Cedar Falls (2-0), LW #9 vs #2 Iowa City West
9. Waukee (1-1), LW #7 @ Ankeny
10.Ankeny Centennial (1-1), LW #10 @ DSM Roosevelt
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-0), LW #4 vs Benton
2. Sioux City Heelan (2-0), LW #3 @ #4 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
3. Solon (2-0), LW #6 @ Keokuk
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (2-0), LW #5 vs #2 Heelan
5. Dallas Center-Grimes (2-0), LW (X) vs Greene County
6. Webster City (2-0), LW #7 vs Gilbert
7. Pella (1-1), LW #1 vs Bondurant-Farrar
8. Storm Lake (2-0), LW #8 vs Algona
9. Washington (2-0), LW #10 vs Mount Pleasant
10.Boone (2-0), LW #9 @ Iowa Falls-Alden
1. Williamsburg (2-0), LW #1 @ Anamosa
2. Cascade (2-0), LW #5 @ North Fayette Valley
3. Aplington-Parkersburg (3-0), LW #4 vs West Marshall
4. Waukon (2-0), LW #5 vs Dyersville Beckman
5. Mount Vernon (1-1), LW #7 @ Camanche
6. Sheldon (2-0), LW #8 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (1-1) vs Estherville Lincoln Central
8. Union (LaPorte City) (1-1), LW #9 vs Monticello
9. Sioux Center (2-0), LW (X) vs Central Lyon/GLR
10.South Central Calhoun (1-1), LW #10 vs Southeast Valley
1. West Lyon (2-0), LW #1 @ Okoboji (Milford)
2. Panorama (2-0), LW #5 vs Madrid
3. Western Christian (1-1), LW #4 @ Alta-Aurelia
4. Pella Christian (2-0), LW #8 vs DSM Christian
5. Pleasantville (2-0), LW #9 vs Interstate-35
6. Bellevue (2-0), LW #6 vs North Cedar
7. Van Meter (2-0), LW #7 @ Ogden
8. Iowa City Regina (0-2), LW #2 vs Wapello
9. AHSTW (Avoca) (2-0), LW #10 vs Tri-Center
10.West Branch (2-0), LW (X) vs Jesup
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (2-0), LW #1 vs North Tama
2. Council Bluffs St. Albert (2-0), LW #2 vs Nodaway Valley
3. Lynnville-Sully (2-0), LW #3 vs North Mahaska
4. West Sioux (2-0), LW #4 vs Lawton-Bronson
5. Lisbon (2-0), LW #5 vs Starmont
6. Algona Garrigan (2-0), LW #6 vs Sioux Central
7. Hudson (2-0), LW #7 vs Colfax-Mingo
8. Wapsie Valley (2-0), LW (X) vs Alburnett
9. East Buchanan (2-0), LW #8 vs Postville
10.Pekin (3-0), LW #10 vs Montezuma
1. Harris-Lake Park (2-0), LW #1 vs #6 Remsen St. Mary’s
2. Don Bosco (2-0), LW #2 @ Dunkerton
3. Audubon (2-0), LW #3 @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
4. Newell-Fonda (2-0), LW #5 vs #5 Graettinger-Terril/RA
5. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (2-0), LW #6 @ #4 Newell-Fonda
6. Remsen St. Mary’s (2-0), LW #9 @ #1 Harris-Lake Park
7. Turkey Valley (2-0), LW #7 @ North Iowa
8. East Union (2-0), LW #8 @ Murray
9. AGWSR (2-0), LW #10 vs Riceville
10.Sidney (2-0), LW (X) vs Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end Blake Bell off waivers from San Francisco.
The Vikings waived rookie tight end Bucky Hodges on Monday with an injured designation, meaning he can be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers. The sixth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech suffered a concussion in the team’s final exhibition game Thursday.
Bell was a fourth-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2015. He totaled 271 yards receiving over the past two seasons for the 49ers.
The Vikings also filled their practice squad with quarterback Kyle Sloter, center Cornelius Edison and offensive tackle Cedrick Lang. They previously signed defensive tackle Dylan Bradley, tight end Kyle Carter, running back Bronson Hill, wide receiver Cayleb Jones, linebacker Elijah Lee, defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo and cornerback Horace Richardson.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State volleyball libero Hali Hillegas was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. Hillegas, a redshirt sophomore from Charles City, earned the award for the first time in 2017, and the third time in her career. Hillegas’ Big 12 DPOW award is the 47th picked up by Iowa State in the history of the award. The next highest total in the conference is 21.
Hillegas had a pair of 20-dig matches en route to earning All-Tournament Team honors at the Dayton Invitational this past weekend. In ISU’s win over hosts Dayton, Hillegas recorded 20 digs, tied for the most in a three-set match by a player in the Big 12 this season. She followed that up the next day with a season-best 28 digs in the Cyclones’ five set victory over Pitt, a total which is the second-most in the conference this year.
For the weekend, Hillegas recorded 48 digs at 6.00 digs per set, the best marks in the Big 12. For the season, the Charles City native ranks second in the Big 12 with her 5.41 digs per set.