MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation. Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago. Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage. Fiers has 25 strikeouts and three walks in that span for the NL Central leaders.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits to lead the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 yesterday. Trevor Plouffe put the Twins back in front with a two-run double in the sixth. Kluber had his winning streak stopped at six despite eight strikeouts over seven innings.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 last night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is at San Antonio tomorrow night. Kayla McBride scored 21 points to lead the Stars.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland. The Wolves will also get Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.
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