Sports Shorts 9.13.17 13 Sep 17

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins set an MLB record by homering in each of the first seven innings in their 16-0 pounding of the Padres at Target Field. Jason Castro went deep twice as part of the 18-hit attack. Kyle Gibson tossed six four-hit innings to improve to 10-and-10. The Twins wrap up their two-game series with the Padres tonight at Target Field. Ervin Santana will get the start seeking his 16th win. 

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx hammered the Washington Mystics, 101-81, in Game #1 of their semifinal series at Williams Arena. Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 18 in the opener of the best-of-five set. The Lynx host Game Two tomorrow.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings are back to work preparing for Sunday’s game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Vikes opened the year with a 29-19 win over the Saints on Monday. The Steelers slipped past the Browns 21-18 in their first game.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Free agent guard Shabazz Muhammad is returning to Minnesota. Multiple outlets report the Timberwolves have agreed to a one-year deal with Muhammad worth the veteran’s minimum of 1.6-million-dollars. Muhammad spent his first four seasons in Minnesota. The 24-year-old averaged 9.9 points and 19.4 minutes in 78 games last year.

(Undated) — Stephon Marbury is looking to make a return to the NBA. Marbury posted on Instagram that he’s hoping to sign with someone for the 2017-18 season after the Chinese Basketball Association season ends. The 40-year-old hasn’t played in the NBA since 2008-09 when he spent time with the Celtics. Marbury’s career also saw him play for the Timberwolves, Suns and Knicks. The Brooklyn native has become a star overseas in China. Marbury averaged 19.3 points and 7.6 assists across 13 NBA seasons.

(Undated) — Danica Patrick will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Patrick announced her time with SHR has come to an end due to a new sponsorship arrangement. SHR said Tuesday it signed Smithfield as a sponsor but did not name a new driver. Patrick has been with SHR for the last six seasons including the past five years as a full-time driver. The 35-year-old owns seven top-10 finishes in 180 career starts.