Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki each drove in two runs to help the Twins beat the Reds, 8-5, in the second of three at Great American Ball Park. Tori Hunter had three hits and a solo homer, while Phil Hughes earned his seventh win, allowing two earned runs over six-and-two-thirds innings. Glen Perkins nailed down his 25th save for Minnesota, which ended a two-game losing streak.
The Twins and Reds wrap up their three-game series this afternoon in Cincinnati. Trevor May will get the start for Minnesota. He is 4-and-6 with a 4.62 ERA. Cincy will counter with right-hander Johnny Cueto, who is 4-and-5 with a 2.98 ERA.
Today marks the start of free agency in the NHL and it's typically a busy day for Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and staff. Last year, free agency brought Thomas Vanek to Minnesota. In 2012 it was Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. This year, Fletcher and Company have already been busy locking up goaltender Devan Dubnyk to a six-year contract over the weekend.
Minnesota native Phil Housley is among seven new members elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Former Detroit Red Wings stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov and standout defenseman Chris Pronger are also part of this year's class, which includes women's star Angela Ruggiero, Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos and former player and executive Bill Hay as new inductees. All will be formally inducted in a ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame this November. Housley's 1,232 career points are the fourth-most among NHL defensemen. He eclipsed 60 or more points six times in his 21 seasons while earning seven All-Star nods.
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