Sports Shorts 4.21.17 21 Apr 17

(Minneapolis, MN) — Michael Brantley walked in the go-ahead run during a three-run seventh inning as the Indians topped the Twins 6-2 and swept the three-game set at Target Field. Jorge Polanco plated a run and Joe Mauer scored on a balk for the Twins, who have dropped four in-a-row. Tyler Duffey took the loss.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins open up a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers tonight at Target Field. Hector Santiago will get the start for Minnesota. Detroit will counter with right-hander Justin Verlander.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild look to extend their first-round playoff series with the St. Louis Blues when they host Game Five tomorrow afternoon at The X. Minnesota stayed alive with a 2-0 win in Game Four on Wednesday in St. Louis. The Blues still hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven set.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings will open the upcoming season in primetime. Minnesota begins the year at home against Drew Brees and the Saints on “Monday Night Football”. The opener is on September 11th. The Vikes will hit the road to square off with the Steelers in Week Two.

(Boston, MA) — The death of former Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is officially being called a suicide. The Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced its ruling yesterday. Hernandez was found hanging by a sheet in his prison cell. Results of the autopsy were not made public.

(Undated) — Tiger Woods is likely done for the year after undergoing a fourth back surgery. Woods announced on his website yesterday that he had a procedure to help alleviate pain in his back and leg. No timetable was given, but recovery time is typically six months. The 41-year-old hasn’t competed since February 2nd.