For the first time since 2008, the Minnesota Twins were able to win their first game of the season against the Kansas City Royals and were able to get off to a 1-0 record. In front of a sellout crowd of 39,615 at Target Field, the Twins fell behind 1-0 in the 4th inning before Miguel Sano hit a home run to tie it in the bottom half of the frame. Thanks to a dreadful 7th inning by the Royals bullpen that included 3 bases-loaded walks, the Twins were able to chalk up 6 runs on the scoreboard and seal the 7-1 victory. Ervin Santana got the win for the Twins after pitching 7 innings while giving up only 2 hits and 1 run, while 8 of the 9 hitters for Minnesota were able to reach base at least once. The Twins next game can be seen on FSN and will be Wednesday at 12:10 pm against the Royals, with Hector Santiago taking the mound for Minnesota.
Two other Minnesota teams will be playing this evening, however, as both the Timberwolves and Wild will be in action. The Timberwolves also won a tight contest last night, getting a 110-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers after Damian Lillard’s buzzer beating attempt was off the mark. Karl Anthony-Towns led the way for the Timberwolves with 34 points and 12 rebounds, with Andrew Wiggins contributing 29 points of his own. The Wolves have won 3 of their last 4 games coming into tonight, when they go on the road to take on the top team in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. The game can be seen at 9:30 pm tonight on FSN+ and ESPN
The Minnesota Wild will host their last game of the regular season tonight before a two game road trip to finish out their schedule. The Wild have won 2 of their last 3 after an abysmal month of March, and look for a little momentum heading in to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild will take on the Carolina Hurricanes of the Eastern Conference tonight at 7 pm on FSN before heading on the road to take on Colorado and Arizona.
- Intern Ryan