Sports Shorts 6.21.17 21 Jun 17

(Minneapolis, MN) — Miguel Sano and Kennys Vargas each homered and drove in three as the Twins topped the White Sox 9-7 at Target Field. Ervin Santana surrendered six runs in five innings, but still got credit for his ninth win. Brandon Kintzler posted his 18th save. The Twins had lost their last four.

(New York, NY) — Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is still the leading vote-getter at his position for next month’s All-Star Game. Sano has just over 1.3-million votes to lead Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez by more than 400-thousand. Voting ends June 29th. The All-Star Game will be played July 11th in Miami.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins and White Sox continue their three-game series tonight at Target Field. Jose Berrios gets the ball for Minnesota seeking his fourth straight win. He is 6-and-1 overall with a 2.74 ERA. Chicago will send out lefty David Holmberg, who is 1-and-0 with a 2.63 ERA.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves and Fitbit are partnering for a jersey sponsorship starting next season. The Wolves will have Fitbit’s logo on their jersey for the next three years. In roster news, the Wolves released center Nikola Pekovic.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The NBA Draft is set for tomorrow night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Timberwolves hold the seventh overall pick in the opening round. They do not have any second round picks.

(Chicago, IL) — The NHL Draft gets underway on Friday in Chicago. The Wild do not have any picks in the first two rounds. There first selection will be in round three. The Wild have a total of six picks.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Lynx look to get back in the win column on Friday when the Washington Mystics come to town. Minnesota fell 98-93 to Connecticut on Saturday for its first loss of the season. The Lynx are now 9-and-1.

(Carson City, NV) — O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing is set for July 20th. The 69-year-old former football star has served nine years behind bars in Nevada for a 2007 armed robbery involving sports memorabilia. If Simpson is granted parole, he could walk out of prison in October.