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The first-place Twins have a three-game lead over second-place Chicago, and play either Detroit or KC in their next 15 games.
Manager Terry Francona is among the group; still, slugger Josh Naylor will need attention
Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko had a natural hat trick in the third period, which started with the teams tied 2-2.
The teams have the same record, although the Twins are in first place in the AL Central and Houston is second in the AL West.
The rookie righthander entered the rotation when Sonny Gray went on the injured list.
Kirill Kaprizov netted the Wild's first playoff hat trick in team history.
The Blues had the edge in special teams and rolled past the host Wild in Game 1 of the NHL playoff series.
St. Louis won all three regular-season meetings between these two offensively gifted teams. But the Wild is favored in tonight's series opener at the X.
A weekend sweep of the White Sox moved the Twins into first place in the American League Central.
The Twins are struggling at the plate, but their starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 2.80.
Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday, and hasn't played since.
After his career ended, he served prison time but sought redemption by coaching and teaching young players.
The Twins are hitting only .181 after a 2-4 start at home to the 2022 season.
Righthanders Chris Archer and Chris Paddack will get their first starts as Twins against the Dodgers' potent lineup.
Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa are batting 1-2 against 2021 Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, who pitched for Toronto last season. Gio Urshela, formerly of the Yankees, will hit clean-up against the Mariners.
Carlos Correa's spring training addition adds star power and makes the lineup more versatile. The starting rotation and bullpen have former All-Stars and fledglings.
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Seattle will unveil one of baseball's top prospects as well when 21-year-old outfielder Julio Rodriguez debuts.
Chicago was 93-69 last season, even though outfielders Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez missed much of the year because of injuries. Their return adds to an already potent lineup.
The team will open the season with five different starting pitchers than it did to start the 2021 season. Here's what you need to know about them.
The Dodgers won 106 games but not the World Series. They're gearing up for another shot at it.
The Chicago White Sox won the AL Central by 13 games last season, withstanding several key injuries. They're poised to do it again.
Minnesota has three games remaining, but will need Utah or Denver to fall apart.
From pitching to catching, from Byron Buxton to Carlos Correa, here are five factors that will help determine whether 2022 is a good year for the Twins.
Catching Denver to avoid the play-in tournament is a long shot, but ... there's still a chance.
Gary Sanchez is not alone. Several other prominent players joined the Twins this year.
Denver is three games ahead of the seventh-seeded Wolves entering Friday's game in the Mile High City.
The Wolves will look to start another win streak against a Celtics team fighting for top seed in the East.
LeBron James is the first player in NBA history with 30,000 points, 10,000 assists and 10,000 rebounds.
A quick look at Monday's record-setting performance.
The Thunder is 20-42 this season and has fallen hopelessly out of postseason contention.
The Warriors blew a 21-point lead and lost to the visiting Mavericks on Sunday.
The 2004 World Series champion started his career with the Saints, and went on to play 12 big league seasons.
The All-Star Game on Sunday will give most of the players a chance at a week's vacation.
After two seasons in the minor leagues, he made the jump to the big club and has fit right in.
Behind goalie Frederik Andersen, the Hurricanes are a power in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago has the third-best record in the Eastern Conference despite some key injuries.
"It is only the relative lack of force on this play that keeps Foligno from being subject to much more severe discipline," the league said.
The Kings, in a free fall this season, are executing a big deal in advance of Thursday's deadline.
After a six-day break for the All-Star Game, the Wild returns with the third-best record in the Western Conference despite playing the fewest games.
The Wolves climbed above .500 with Tuesday's victory over Denver. The Pistons, at 12-38, have the second-worst record in the NBA.
Denver is 4-0 so far on a successful six-game road trip, while the Timberwolves are 14-10 at home this season, including a win over Utah on Sunday.
The Suns have injury problems, but have managed to keep on winning at a torrid pace.
The Wild is 6-0-1 in its past seven games as it begins a two-game swing in New York.
After an injury scare Monday, when Cam Talbot played only the first two periods against the Canadiens, the goalie said he's feeling fine and ready to face the Rangers, his former employer.
The Blazers are without All-Star Damian Lillard, who had abdominal surgery earlier this month.
The teams were in different divisions last season, and the last time they played, Bruce Boudreau was the Wild coach.
The teams play Friday night at United Center and Saturday in St. Paul.
The Wolves look to climb back to .500 at Madison Square Garden.
Washington captain Alex Ovechkin comes to town as the NHL's third-leading scorer, with his team playing well on road
Coach Dean Evason says Thursday night's hit on Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov was not "a hockey play" and a big loss to his team and the NHL.
The teams met on Wednesday, and the Wolves came away with an eight-point victory.
The two teams will play Wednesday at Target Center, then meet again Friday night in Oklahoma City.
The Winter Classic drew 38,619 to Target Field on Saturday.
Wolves try to get back to .500 against Jazz, the Northwest Division leader
"Given the profound disruption to the NHL's regular-season schedule caused by recent COVID-related events ... Olympic participation is no longer feasible," commissioner Gary Bettman said.
Mavericks scoring leader Luka Doncic has missed four straight games because of a sprained ankle.
Los Angeles guard Austin Reaves is the latest to be sidelined by the coronavirus.
Brock Faber returns after helping the Americans to a gold medal last time. Six Wild draft picks are in the tournament.
Bill Guerin was an assistant to Stan Bowman, who resigned in October. The team will be named on New Year's Day. Guerin was a player on three Olympic teams.
Mattison, who has started three games this season, is unvaccinated and will miss Monday night's game in Chicago.
The home opener is May 8 vs. Washington at Target Center.
The Oilers, who have the league's leading scorers in Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, are challenging for the top spot in the West currently held by Minnesota.
The Wolves look to extend their winning streak and climb over .500 against a Charlotte team that has won seven of its past eight games.
The Wolves aim to reach a .500 season record.
The future Hall of Famer has been out this week because of an abdominal injury.
The two former Twins are among 10 players on the Golden Days Era ballot, with voting taking place on Dec. 5.
NBA MVP Nikola Jokic comes to Target Center as the Wolves continue a home-heavy opening stretch of games.
Milwaukee is off to a 3-1 start after beating Phoenix last season for its second league title.
New Orleans is without Zion Williamson, who had offseason foot surgery, and has a new coach in Willie Green.
Cal Quantrill and Twins first baseman Miguel Sano exchanged words during Thursday's meeting between the teams.
After eight seasons in Minnesota, Zach Parise had his 13-year contract bought out this this summer.
The 34-year-old brother of Dallas captain Jamie Benn will be entering his 11th NHL season.
The 18-year-old defenseman will likely play in the Western Hockey League this season.
The games begin Feb. 25 and end March 29 in Fort Myers, Fla. with 17 home games at Hammond Stadium.