MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jorge Polanco scored the tying run on a wild pitch and Marwin Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single in Minnesota's three-run rally in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Polanco, who entered the game second in the American League in batting, reached base all four times he batted. He tried for a hustle double on each of his three hits, beating the tag at second base twice.
The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to terms on a contract extension. The deal keeps the team's longest-tenured offensive player in place despite a tight salary cap situation. Rudolph had entered the final year of his previous contract with a $7.25 million non-guaranteed salary, putting him at risk for being released after Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. was drafted in the second round. Rudolph, a two-time Pro Bowl pick, had 64 receptions for 634 yards in 2018.
The Minnesota Twins have signed their first-round draft pick, high school infielder Keoni Cavaco. Cavaco was in Minnesota to tour Target Field and finalize his contract, which came with a $4.05 million signing bonus. That's $147,300 below the assigned slot value for the 13th overall selection. Cavaco, who turned 18 on June 2, played third base and shortstop for Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California.
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Small-college stalwarts Northern State pulled off an NCAA Division I swap when it landed Saul Phillips to coach its men's basketball program. The former North Dakota State and Ohio University coach was named Tuesday to replace Paul Sather, who was recently selected to lead Division I University of North Dakota. Phillips has won 215 games at the Division I level. He led North Dakota State to a pair of national tournament appearances and won a second-round game in 2014.
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