Sports Shorts 7.18.17 18 Jul 17

(Minneapolis, MN) — Eduardo Escobar singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Twins went on to beat the Yankees 4-2 at Target Field. Eddie Rosario added his second RBI double of the night for insurance as Minnesota took the opener of the three-game series. Taylor Rogers earned his fifth win out of the pen and Brandon Kintzler nailed it down with his 26th save.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins and Yankees continue their three-game series tonight at Target Field. Bartolo Colon will make his Twins debut tonight. He signed with the team after being released from Atlanta. Colon was just 2-and-8 with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts with the Braves. The Yankees will counter with right-hander Luis Cessa, who is 0-and-3 with a 4.18 ERA.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is clear to fly on an airplane again. The 61-year-old will travel to Minnesota this week to prepare for training camp, which begins next week. Zimmer has undergone eight eye surgeries since November.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx are back in action tomorrow hosting the Dallas Wings at The X. The Lynx improved to a WNBA-best 15-and-2 with a home-and-home sweep of Phoenix. The Wings are 10-and-11.

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Lakers are champions of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament. LA knocked off the Trail Blazers 110-98 in the championship game last night. Lonzo Ball did not play in the title game due to a calf strain, but was still named Summer League MVP.