AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Dodgers — pre-game 8:30, first pitch 9:10
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Larnach hit a three-run homer, Joey Gallo homered for the second straight game and Louie Varland pitched 6 1/3 solid innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 16-3 win against the Chicago Cubs. Varland earned his second career win in his ninth major league start for Minnesota, which won its second consecutive series. Larnach, in his second game since being recalled from Triple-A to replace injured Max Kepler, hit his fourth homer of the season as part of a seven-run third inning that chased Cubs starter Marcus Stroman.
MASON CITY — The high school baseball season opens tonight, but for the Newman Knights, their first two home games have been moved. Tonight’s game against Class 2A defending champion Van Meter has been moved to Van Meter, while Tuesday’s junior varsity and varsity matchups with Forest City will now be played in Forest City.
DES MOINES — Radio Iowa/Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association pre-season baseball rankings
1. Remsen St.Mary’s
3. North Linn
7. Don Bosco
8. LeMars Gehlen
9. Saint Ansgar
10. West Harrison
Others mentioned (alphabetical order): Coon Rapids-Bayard, Moravia, Council Bluffs St. Albert, Wapsie Valley, Woodbury Central
1. Van Meter
3. Carroll Kuemper
4. Dyersville Beckman
5. Dike-New Hartford
7. Estherville Lincoln Central
Others mentioned (alphabetical order): Central Lyon, Clarinda, Des Moines Christian, New Hampton, West Marshall
1. Western Dubuque
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier
4. Davenport Assumption
5. Lewis Central
6. Dubuque Wahlert
7. North Polk
9. MOC-Floyd Valley
Others mentioned (alphabetical order): ADM, Ballard, Sioux City Bishop Heelan, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Waverly-Shell Rock
1. West Des Moines Dowling
2. Ankeny Centennial
4. Cedar Rapids Prairie
5. Waukee Northwest
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
8. West Des Moines Valley
9. Iowa City High
Others mentioned (alphabetical order): Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Sioux City East, Southeast Polk, Waukee
— Boys substate soccer tournaments start today with first-round play in Classes 1A and 2A
== Class 2A Substate 2 @ Clear Lake
6:00 — Aplington-Parkersburg vs. New Hampton
8:00 — Clear Lake vs. Charles City
== Class 1A Substate 2 @ North Fayette
5:30 — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura vs. North Fayette Valley
7:30 — Postville vs. Clayton Ridge
TORONTO (AP) — Kahleah Copper had 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 82-74 in a preseason game on Saturday in Toronto in the WNBA’s first visit to Canada. Kayana Traylor scored 13 points, and Robyn Parks and Morgan Bertsch had 12 apiece for Chicago. Tiffany Mitchell had 19 points and six assists for Minnesota. Rachel Banham and Kayla McBride scored 13 points apiece. Bridget Carleton, an Ontario native and Iowa State alum, had three points and two rebounds in 12 minutes for the Lynx. She received standing ovations when starting lineups were announced and in speaking to the sold-out Scotiabank Arena crowd before the game.
NEW YORK — Former Iowa State All-American Will McDonald says he wants to make progress every day as he prepares for his rookie season in the NFL. McDonald was taken by the New York Jets in the first round of last month’s NFL draft and completed rookie mini-camp last week.
McDonald says he will need to improve every facet of his game as he goes up against NFL tackles.
McDonald’s most effective attack in college was a spin move.
McDonald is Iowa State’s all-time leader in sacks.