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A group of more than 200 female hockey players announced Thursday, May 2, they will not play in any pro hockey league until changes are made. "We cannot make a sustainable living playing in the current state of the professional game," said a statement from the group, released by individual players on social media Thursday. "Having no health insurance and making as low as two thousand dollars a season means players can't adequately train and prepare to play at the highest level.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eric Sogard had a three-run double to highlight a five-run fourth inning and Justin Smoak, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez each homered to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday afternoon, April 18, in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs and Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings to pick up his first win of the season to help lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, April 17. Odorizzi (1-2) allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six. Blake Parker retired all three batters he faced in the ninth, including two by strikeouts, to pick up his fourth save.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run eighth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night, April 15, in Minneapolis. Hernandez finished with three hits, Randal Grichuk went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for Toronto, which won just the third time in its last 10 games. Sam Gaviglio (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief and Joe Biagini pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario had two hits and drove in two runs, and three Minnesota relievers combined to pitch three shutout innings to help lead the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon, April 13, in Minneapolis. Michael Pineda (2-0) picked up the win, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out five.
NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard tossed seven-plus strong innings, Michael Conforto drove in three runs, and the host New York Mets benefited from unconventional offense to post a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, April 10. Conforto and Wilson Ramos each had a two-run single and Jeff McNeil added an RBI single for the Mets, who plated their first four runs via a hit batsman and three walks with the bases loaded.
NEW YORK -- Mitch Garver hit two homers and tied a career high with four hits Tuesday night, April 9, and Jorge Polanco finished a double shy of his second cycle of the season as the visiting Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare hiccup by reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom in a 14-8 win over the New York Mets. The Twins have alternated wins with losses in their last five games. The Mets have dropped two straight and three of four.
DALLAS -- Dallas' Tyler Seguin scored twice in the first nine minutes of the third period, and that's all goaltender Ben Bishop needed as the Stars defeated the visiting Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Saturday, April 6, to clinch the Western Conference's first wild-card spot on the final night of the NHL's regular season.
PHILADELPHIA -- Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs and Odubel Herrera also had three hits as the host Philadelphia Phillies overcame a five-hit cycle by Minnesota's Jorge Polanco to defeat the Twins, 10-4, on Friday night, April 5.
ST. PAUL -- Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak and Zach Senyshyn each scored and Jaroslav Halak was perfect in net as the visiting Boston Bruins skated to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, April 4. Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season for the Bruins (49-23-9, 107 points), who went into the game having clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Boston will close out the regular season at home against the regular season-champion Tampa Bay Lighting.