Minnesota Sports 20 Sep 11

Here is the latest sports news: Twins fall as Rivera sets record. Wild open preseason slate. Lynx face must-win.

Rivera Sets All-Time Saves Mark As Yanks Top Twins
(Bronx, NY) — Mariano Rivera became the majors’ all-time saves leader as the Yankees topped the Twins 6-4 in a makeup game at Yankee Stadium. The 41-year-old posted his 43rd save of the season and 602nd of his career, surpassing Trevor Hoffman’s major league record. Scott Diamond took the loss for Minnesota. Chris Parmelee and Michael Cuddyer [[ kuh-DYE-er ]] homered for the Twins. Minnesota returns home to start a three-game set with the Mariners. Liam Hendriks gets the start for the Twins and will face Jason Vargas in the opener.

Wild Start Preseason
(Edmonton, Alberta) — The Minnesota Wild get their preseason schedule started tonight when they travel north to take on the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton will have a split squad as some members will take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild finished with a 39-35-and-8 record last season, good for 86 points However they did not make the playoffs, finishing in 12th place in the Western Conference.

Lynx Face Win Or Go Home
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx have been the best team this season in the WNBA, carrying a 27-and-7 regular season record. None of that will matter if they can’t get the job done tonight against the San Antonio Silver Stars. The teams will play a decisive Game Three in their Western Conference semifinals series. The winner will move on to face the Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference Finals. The Lynx clipped the Silver Stars, 66-65 in Game One of the series at home, while San Antonio took Game Two, 84-75.