Sports Shorts 6.24.17 24 Jun 17

(Cleveland, OH) — Adalberto Mejia allowed just two hits over five innings as the Twins shut out the Indians 5-0 in Cleveland. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run homer in a four-run second. Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two RBI as Minnesota moved within a game-and-a-half of the Tribe for the lead in the AL Central.

(Cleveland, OH) — The Twins take on the Tribe again today at Progressive Field. Kyle Gibson puts his 4-and-5 record on the line for Minnesota, while Cleveland counters with 6-and-2 Corey Kluber. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m. The Twins have won three of their last four to improve to 37-and-34.

(Washington, DC) — The Washington Capitals are locking up forward T.J. Oshie long term. The 30-year-old has signed an eight-year, $46-million contract. Oshie posted career highs with the Caps last season with 33 goals. The Warroad native has 59 goals and 48 assists in nine seasons with the Capitals and St. Louis Blues.

(Chicago, IL) — The Wild will wait until this morning to make their first selection of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Minnesota was without a pick for last night’s first round at the United Center in Chicago. The Wild previously dealt the 23rd pick to Arizona for Martin Hanzel. Rounds two through seven are set for today.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Lynx are the first team in the WNBA to 10 wins. Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore combined for 43 points and 26 rebounds as Minnesota topped the Mystics 93-76 at Xcel Energy Center. The Lynx are now a league-best 10-and-1. They will host the San Antonio Stars Sunday night.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota United is on its home pitch tonight. They host the Vancouver Whitecaps at TFC Bank Stadium at 7 o’clock. Minnesota is coming off a 3-2 home win over Portland on Wednesday. United is ninth in the MLS West with 17 points, three out of the sixth and final playoff spot.