Eddie Rosario's three-run homer capped a five-run first inning as the Twins topped the Mariners, 9-5, in the opener of a four-game series at Target Field. Brian Dozier also went deep in the opening inning and Aaron Hicks hit a solo shot in the second for the Twins, who snapped a four-game skid. Phil Hughes improved to 10-and-5 despite giving up five runs in five frames.
The Twins and M's resume their four-game series tonight at Target Field. Tommy Milone will be on the bump for Minnesota. He is 5-and-2 with a 3.58 ERA. Seattle will send out righty Taijuan Walker, who is 7-and-7 with a 5.03 ERA.
The Vikings continue training camp today in Mankato. They begin preseason play next one week from Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.
The Lynx wrap up their three-game homestand tonight against the Atlanta Dream at the Target Center. Minnesota has won five of six following Wednesday's 82-76 victory over Los Angeles. The Lynx lead the West at 13-and-4. The Dream are 7-and-11.
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