MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins. Porcello allowed only four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts, just his third start out of 15 this season with seven or more innings completed. Berrios struck out 10 batters in a season-most eight innings, with five hits and no walks allowed.
MARSHALLTOWN — The Mason City High baseball team split their doubleheader at Marshalltown last night. The Mohawks took the opener with Dylan Miller throwing a shutout in a 5-0 victory. Marshalltown took the nightcap 7-6 in 13 innings. Harrison Nagel struck out 13 while Dawson Wedeking hit a go-ahead homer in the 8th, but the Mohawks could not hold the lead. Mason City is 10-6 on the season and will host Fort Dodge on Wednesday.
— other baseball
Bishop Garrigan 5, North Butler 3
Osage 4, Nashua-Plainfield 2
— high school softball last night
Mason City 12, Marshalltown 5 (8); Marshalltown 8, Mason City 3
Osage 19, Nashua-Plainfield 3
AMES — Former Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker is traveling the country hoping to improve his NBA Draft stock. Horton-Tucker has been working out for several teams with the latest being the Orlando Magic. The Chicago native averaged nearly 12 points and shot 31 percent from the field in his only season with the Cyclones.
Horton-Tucker says he has enjoyed the process of getting ready for the draft.
Horton-Tucker has been working on becoming a complete player on offense.
GREEN BAY — Former Iowa standout Bryan Bulaga likes the progress the Green Bay offense made during minicamp under new coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers’ right tackle is getting ready for his 10th season in the National Football League.
Bulaga says the offense has come a long way.
Bulaga says they have learned a new approach on offense.
Bulaga has also been impressed with the Packer defense.