Sports Shorts 9.15.17 15 Sep 17

(Minneapolis, MN) — Byron Buxton’s solo homer in the bottom of the 10th gave the Twins a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays at Target Field. Jorge Polanco singled in two for Minnesota, which has a three-game lead on the Angels for the second AL wild card spot. Dillon Gee got the win. The Twins and Jays continue their four-game series tonight at Target Field. Bartolo Colon will be on the bump for Minnesota.

(Cleveland, OH) — The Indians refuse to lose. Cleveland extended its AL-record winning streak to 22 games with a 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Royals. Francisco Lindor’s RBI double with two outs in the ninth tied it before Jay Bruce doubled in the winning run in the 10th. The 1916 New York Giants hold the all-time record with 26 consecutive wins.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx knocked off the Washington Mystics, 93-83, in Game Two of their semifinal series at Williams Arena. Sylvia Fowles poured in 25 points to help the Lynx take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five set. The series shifts to DC for Game Three on Sunday.

(Cincinnati, OH) — Deshaun Watson is a winner in his first NFL start. The rookie quarterback had a 49-yard touchdown run as the Texans topped the Bengals 13-9 in Cincinnati on “Thursday Night Football.” The Bengals have failed to score a touchdown in 120 minutes of action on their way to an 0-and-2 start.

(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Vikings face the Steelers on Sunday in Week Two action 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.

(Undated) — North Dakota is back in action tomorrow visiting South Dakota. The Fighting Hawks are 1-and-1 after shutting out Missouri State 34-0 this past Saturday. Meanwhile, North Dakota State is off this week. The 2-and-0 Bison will host Robert Morris next on September 23rd.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers meet Middle Tennessee tomorrow afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 2-and-0 on the year after wins over Buffalo and Oregon State. The Blue Raiders are 1-and-1.