Minnesota Sports 19 Sep 11

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(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: The Bucs rallied past the Vikings. The Gophers outlasted Miami-Ohio. The Indians trimmed the reeling Twins.

Bucs Rally To Beat Vikes

(Minneapolis, MN) — LeGarrette Blount’s four-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left gave the Buccaneers a 24-20 comeback victory over the Vikings. Blount had 71 yards and two scores for Tampa Bay, which overcame a 17-0 deficit. Donovan McNabb threw for 228 yards in a losing effort for Minnesota. Adrian Peterson carried the ball 25 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and Toby Gerhart totaled 78 yards of offense in the first regular-season game at the Metrodome under the facility’s new roof. The Vikes host the Lions next Sunday.

Gophers Outlast Miami-Ohio

(Minneapolis, MN) — MarQueis Gray threw for 163 yards and a touchdown as Minnesota edged Miami-Ohio, 29-23. Gray also rushed for 171 yards to lead the Gophers to their first win of the season. Head coach Jerry Kill was on the sidelines only a week after suffering a seizure. Minnesota will host North Dakota State next Saturday.

Tribe Tops Twins With Six-Run Seventh

(Minneapolis, MN) — Shelley Duncan went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Indians to a 6-5 win over the Twins. Duncan homered to ignite a six-run seventh inning and capped the frame with a two-run double as Cleveland erased a 3-0 deficit. Carl Pavano gave up four runs, but just one earned, in six-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss. Brian Dinkelman went 4-for-5 with an RBI for Minnesota, which was swept in the three-game set. The Twins have lost eight straight and 13-of-14.

Twins Take On Yankees

(Bronx, NY) — The Twins will take on the Yankees in the Bronx this afternoon. The contest is to make up for a postponed game that was originally scheduled on April 6th. Scott Diamond will get the start on the mound for the Twins. The Yanks will counter with A.J. Burnett. First-pitch is at 12:05.

Silver Stars Even Series With Lynx

(San Antonio, TX) — Jia Perkins scored 24 points as the Silver Stars sunk the Lynx, 84-75, in Game Two of their Western Conference semifinal series. San Antonio evened up the best-of-three set at a game apiece with the win. Seimone Augustus had 24 points for the Lynx, who will host the decisive Game Three tomorrow.