MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has a stiff back, keeping him out of the lineup for the series opener against Boston.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday's game that Mauer woke up in the morning with discomfort.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Travis Snider homered for the first time in nine months and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Thursday night.
CLOQUET (NAHL) The Minnesota Wilderness, proud members of the North American Hockey League, have announced that Corey Millen has been named the team’s new head coach.
HELSINKI (AP) Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith had five assists on Thursday to give the United States an 8-3 win over Russia and a spot in the semifinals of the hockey world championships.