Jul 29, 2020 10:07 AM

Wednesday Sports Headlines

Posted Jul 29, 2020 10:07 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in their home opener. Homer Bailey pitched five innings for the victory in his first start for the Twins. Bailey allowed a two-run homer to Tyler O’Neill in the fifth. Cardinals starter Carlos Martínez was pulled after 3 2/3 innings, when the homer by Donaldson ended his night. Polanco’s drive capped a five-run second for the Twins, who began their 60th season in Minnesota.

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Whit Merrifield hit a three-run shot in the top of the third for Kansas City, but the Tigers answered quickly and held on from there. Tyler Alexander and four other relievers held the Royals scoreless for the final six innings. Rony Garcia worked the first three innings for Detroit in his major league debut. He allowed the homer by Merrifield.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night’s game at Detroit. The 31-year-old Harvey has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key member of the New York Mets when they faced Kansas City in the 2015 World Series. Harvey went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last year. The right-hander made 28 starts the previous season for the Mets and Cincinnati Reds.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals announced the addition of Mahomes, the star quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title last season, on Tuesday. Mahomes was once a baseball prospect and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2014. He says he loves the people of Kansas City and is excited to deepen his roots in the community. Mahomes’ decision to focus on football certainly worked out for him, but his baseball ties run deep. His father Pat pitched in more than 300 big league games, mostly as a reliever.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm. Mikolas was supposed to start on Wednesday at Minnesota. Right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon will take the mound against the Twins instead. The 31-year-old Mikolas missed spring training with the injury, but he ramped up his activity after the virus shutdown and pitched four innings for the Cardinals in an exhibition game last week.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 home football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa. The Cyclones and Cardinals will play Sept. 12. Ball State was available because its game at Michigan was canceled as part of the Big Ten’s decision to play conference games only. Iowa State beat Ball State 38-0 in 1998 in the teams' only meeting. The Cyclones will play their first four games at home and eight of their 12 at Jack Trice Stadium.

MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball has come up with a patchwork schedule for the remainder of the week due to a virus outbreak that has sickened half of the Miami Marlins team. MLB has suspended the Marlins’ season through Sunday. The Philadelphia Phillies will remain idled by the pandemic until Friday. The league says that among more than 6,400 COVID-19 tests conducted since Friday, there were no new positives involving on-field personnel from any team other than the Marlins.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo had a two-run single during a five-run third inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their fourth consecutive game, 5-2 over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night. Yonny Chirinos became the second consecutive Rays starter to go four strong innings after missing part of summer camp following a positive covid-19 test, allowing one run and four hits.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer, Oscar Mercado had a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday night. Cleveland won the opener 4-3 behind a career-high nine strikeouts by Aaron Civale (sih-VAH'-lay) and home runs from Francisco Lindor and Bradley Zimmer. The Indians did not trail in the twinbill and have not experienced a lead change in their first five games.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers that two people familiar with the deal say is worth $135 million over five years. The Chargers confirmed Bosa has agreed to the extension but did not disclose financial terms. Bosa was entering the fifth and final season of his rookie contract. There was some thought that he would hold out if an agreement had not been reached, but he reported to camp on Tuesday.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) — Zion Williamson returned to New Orleans Pelicans practice for the first time in nearly two weeks Tuesday night and coach Alvin Gentry said the NBA’s top overall draft pick might play when the club resumes its season against Utah Thursday night. Gentry said Williamson will play if he’s ready. Williamson left the team on July 16 to attend to a family medical matter.

Tuesday Scores

INTERLEAGUE

N-Y Yankees at Philadelphia 6:05 p.m. (Postponed)

Baltimore at Miami 7:10 p.m. (Postponed)

Final Toronto 5 Washington 1

Final Tampa Bay 5 Atlanta 2

Final N.Y. Mets 8 Boston 3

Final Minnesota 6 St. Louis 3

Final Arizona 4 Texas 1

Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Houston 2

Final Colorado 8 Oakland 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 4 Chicago White Sox 3

Final Detroit 4 Kansas City 3

Final Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 3

Final L.A. Angels 10 Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chicago Cubs 8 Cincinnati 5

Final Pittsburgh 8 Milwaukee 6

Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 3