DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins’ path to the playoffs is getting a boost on the road.
Max Kepler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL Central-leading Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday.
The Twins have gone 6-1 in the first seven games of a 10-game road trip. They are now 5 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland in the division heading into a three-game series at Boston starting tonight.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.
DES MOINES — Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/2/19
1. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #1 @ #5 WDM Valley
2. Ankeny Centennial (1-0), LW #4 @ Urbandale
3. Waukee (0-1), LW #2 vs S.E. Polk
4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (1-0), LW #5 @ Linn-Mar
5. WDM Valley (1-0), LW #6 vs #1 Dowling Catholic
6. Bettendorf (1-0), LW #7 @ #9 Iowa City West
7. Cedar Falls (1-0) LW #8 @ Iowa City High
8. Ankeny (0-1), LW #9 vs Johnston
9. Iowa City West (0-1), LW #3 vs #6 Bettendorf
10.Fort Dodge (1-0), LW (X) @ Ames
1. Western Dubuque (1-0), LW #1 vs 2A #4 Williamsburg
2. Solon (1-0), LW #2 vs West Liberty
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (1-0), LW #3 @ Decorah
4. North Scott (1-0), LW #4 @ Davenport Central
5. Pella (1-0), LW #5 @ #10 Mount Pleasant
6. Lewis Central (1-0), LW (X) vs Carlisle
7. Norwalk (1-0), LW (X) vs Dallas Center-Grimes
8. Davenport Assumption (1-0), LW (X) @ Dubuque Wahlert
9. Glenwood (1-0), LW (X) @ Sioux City Heelan
10.Mount Pleasant (1-0), LW (X) vs #5 Pella
1. Waukon (1-0), LW #1 @ #3 Crestwood
2. Clear Lake (1-0), LW #3 @ Waverly-Shell Rock
3. Crestwood (1-0), LW #4 VS #1 Waukon
4. Williamsburg (1-0), LW #5 @ 3A #1 Western Dubuque
5. Algona (1-0), LW #6 @ Hampton-Dumont
6. Des Moines Christian (1-0), LW #7 vs Madrid
7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (0-1), LW #2 vs Western Christian
8. Carroll Kuemper (1-0), LW #9 @ 1A #8 South Central Calhoun
9. Waterloo Columbus (1-0), LW #10 @ A #10 Hudson
10.Greene County (1-0), LW (X) @ Nevada
1. West Sioux (1-0), LW #1 @ Central Lyon
2. Dike-New Hartford (1-0), LW #2 @ Aplington-Parkersburg
3. Van Meter (1-0), LW #3 @ #7 Pella Christian
4. West Branch (1-0), LW #4 vs Wapello
5. West Lyon (1-0), LW #5 @ Sioux Center
6. Mediapolis (1-0), LW #7 vs Central Lee
7. Pella Christian (0-1), LW #6 vs #3 Van Meter
8. South Central Calhoun (1-0), LW #10 vs 2A #8 Carroll Kuemper
9. Mount Ayr (1-0), LW #8 @ Interstate-35
10.Dyersville Beckman (1-0), LW (X) @ Monticello
1. West Hancock (1-0), LW #1 @ Emmetsburg
2. Alta-Aurelia (1-0), LW #2 vs Storm Lake
3. Wapsie Valley (1-0), LW #3 @ Denver
4. Saint Ansgar (1-0), LW #4 @ Osage
5. Edgewood-Colesburg (1-0), LW #6 @ Starmont
6. Council Bluffs St. Albert (0-1), LW #5 @ Treynor
7. Westwood (Sloan) (1-0), LW (X) @ Riverside (Oakland)
8. Wayne (1-0), LW #9 vs Cardinal (Eldon)
9. North Tama (1-0), LW (X) @ Lisbon
10.Hudson (0-1), LW #7 vs 2A #9 Waterloo Columbus
1. Don Bosco (1-0), LW #1 vs Baxter
2. Newell-Fonda (1-0), LW #2 @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
3. Fremont-Mills (1-0), LW #3 @ #8 Audubon
4. Turkey Valley (1-0), LW #4 vs Gladbrook-Reinbeck
5. Remsen St. Mary’s (1-0), LW #5 @ Boyer Valley
6. New London (1-0), LW #6 vs Moravia
7. Iowa Valley (1-0), LW #8 @ S.E. Warren
8. Audubon (1-1), LW #7 vs #3 Fremont-Mills
9. Lenox (2-0), LW #10 vs Melcher-Dallas
10.Glidden-Ralston (1-0), LW (X) @ River Valley
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the knee injury suffered by star left tackle Alaric Jackson was not as serious as feared. Jackson was injured on Iowa’s second possession in a 38-14 win over Miami of Ohio.
The Hawkeyes now set their sights on an early Big Ten opener this weekend when they host Rutgers.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game at 9:00 AM on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is hopeful running back Kene Nwangwu and center Colin Newell will be ready for a September 14th game against Iowa. Nwangwu suffered a hamstring injury in camp and Newell injured a knee in Saturday’s triple overtime win against Northern Iowa.
Campbell says Newell’s injury should not be long term.
Campbell says if Newell were to miss any games they have the depth to handle his loss.
The Cyclones are off this week before hosting Iowa on September 14th.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that former Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been signed. Doctson, cut on Saturday by Washington after three underwhelming seasons, will reunite with quarterback Kirk Cousins in Minnesota.
The 26-year-old Doctson will essentially replace Laquon Treadwell, who was drafted one spot behind him in the first round at No. 23 in 2016. The Vikings waived Treadwell on Saturday, too, after just three unproductive seasons. Doctson has 81 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns for his career, compared to 56 catches, 517 yards and one score for Treadwell. An Achilles tendon injury on Doctson’s left foot limited his rookie year to two games.
Doctson will join Chad Beebe and rookie Olabisi Johnson at the wide receiver spots in Minnesota, backing up standouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Beebe and Thielen were both undrafted players who weren’t signed until emerging from a tryout at rookie minicamp. Johnson was a seventh-round draft pick this year, and Diggs was a fifth-round selection in 2015.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For the fourth consecutive season, the Minnesota Vikings will take a kicker and punter pair into their opener that’s different than the year before. This time, their specialists, kicker Dan Bailey and punter Britton Colquitt, have a combined 17 seasons and counting of NFL experience. Colquitt will also serve as the holder, a role that was one part of the reason the Vikings signed him to replace Matt Wile. Colquitt spent the past three years with Cleveland after six seasons in Denver.