Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins connected three times in all, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-4. Max Kepler and Jake Cave also homered as the Twins won for the fifth time in six games. Behind in the count 0-2 after two swings-and-misses to lead off the inning, Rosario launched the third fastball he saw from Alex Wilson into the right field seats for his 22nd home run.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list and reinstated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the DL. The Twins also recalled right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before their 5-4 win against Detroit. Outfielder Johnny Field was sent down.
NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and seventh in the regular season and will face off in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics. The Target Center had 13,013 in attendance for the game. Governor Mark Dayton declared it "Lindsay Whalen Day" in Minnesota and a retirement ceremony followed the game.
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