Compiled by Ken Chia
Before the U.S. Open, the only major championship in Washington since 1945 was the 1998 PGA Championship at Sahalee, which also was supposed to have the 2010 event before it was moved to Whistling Straits because of financial concerns.
The Twins get a sub-.500 team for the first time in two weeks, and one they have handled well this year, when the White Sox arrive (7:10 p.m., FSN).
“Drafting Towns is fulfilling a need and choosing the best player available in my humble opinion. A big man who can defend the rim and has a strong perimeter game and developing post skills.”
— ljb6599 on Karl-Anthony Towns at startribune.com.
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“To all the young kids out there. … Go back and watch my base running tonight and then never run the bases like that.”
— Trevor Plouffe, after he got caught off second base three times in Friday’s Twins-Cubs game.