MINOT, ND - Jared Lovro threw four touchdown passes as T-G-U defeated Lewis & Clark 48-20 last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Lovro was 10 of 13 for 199 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Two of those scores went to Cy Luna, who tallied 70 yards on four catches. The other two scores were caught by Blake Lunde, who had 95 yards on four receptions. Lovro also rushed for two touchdowns. Brody Keller accounted for the other Titan touchdown as he carried the ball 23 times for 143 yards.
Patrick Simons led the Bomber attack ending the night 12 of 24 for 204 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Huntyrr Anderson was his favorite receiver with eight catches for 125 yards and the score. Justin Koble had two touchdowns rushing and finished with 72 yards on 11 carries. Lewis & Clark had six turnovers with four fumbles and two picks.
Koble got the Bombers on the board first with a 53 yard score midway through the first quarter. The Titans answer as Lovro scampered in from 20 yards at the end of the quarter. T-G-U would add two more touchdowns in the second quarter, but Lewis & Clark would score with two seconds left in the half to make it 22-14. In the second half the Titans would score four times while the Bombers could only muster one TD.
T-G-U improves to 2-1 on the year. Lewis & Clark drops to 1-2.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
#1 Bismarck Century 31, West Fargo 0
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 28, Minot 14
#3 Fargo South 39, Bismarck Legacy 21
Fargo Davies 36, #4 Mandan 26
Grand Forks Red River 44, #5 Bismarck High 35
Fargo Shanley 44, Jamestown 27
Dickinson 12, Fargo North 0
Williston 33, Grand Forks Central 8
#1 Hillsboro-Central Valley 46, Watford City 6
#2 Bismarck St. Mary's 41, Valley City 10
#3 Beulah 36, #4 Devils Lake 6
#5 Hazen 41, Wahpeton 12
Kindred 30, Turtle Mountain 14
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 65, Park River Area 6
#2 Oakes 43, Hatton-Northwood 14
#3 Bishop Ryan 63, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 6
#4 Velva 40, South Prairie 0
#5 Thompson 34, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 9
Des Lacs-Burlington 45, Tioga 0
Garrison-Max 40, Nedrose 32
Harvey-Wells County 8, Rugby 6
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 36, Bottineau 12
Shiloh Christian 39, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
Bowman County 35, Dickinson Trinity 7
New Salem-Glen Ullin 43, Heart River 6
Killdeer 46, Southern McLean 20
Grafton 6, Carrington 0
Lisbon 44, Fargo Oak Grove 0
Northern Cass 18, Sargent County 14
#1 New Rockford-Sheyenne 42, #4 St. John 18
#2 Cavalier 44, Dunseith 14
#3 May-Port-CG 54, Hankinson 36
#5 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 50, Griggs County 26
North Prairie 38, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 6
Central McLean 24, Surrey 12
Ray-Powers Lake 62, Trenton 16
Divide County 59, Parshall-White Shield 8
Nelson County 50, Benson County 42
North Border 36, North Star 22
Linton-HMB 34, Kidder County 14
Beach 36, Strasburg-Zeeland 6
Grant County-Flasher 48, Mott-Regent-New England 6
South Border 22, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 6
Lemmon-McIntosh (SD) 48, Hettinger-Scranton 0
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 46 Tri-State 20
Richland 26, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 24
Enderlin-Maple Valley 61, Larimore 6
High School Girls Volleyball
Dickinson def. Minot, 25-16, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17
Bismarck St. Mary's def. Williston, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19
High School Boys Tennis
Grand Forks Red River 7, Minot 0
Grand Forks Central 7, Minot 0
Grand Forks Central 5, Bismarck Century 2
Grand Forks Red River 7, Bismarck Century 0
Bismarck High 3, West Fargo 2
Bismarck Legacy 5, West Fargo Sheyenne 4
Bismarck Legacy 8, West Fargo 1
West Fargo Sheyenne 9, Mandan 0
Bismarck High 5, Williston 4
College Womens Volleyball
Hawaii Challenge - Honolulu
University of California State, Chico def. Minot State, 26-24, 25-21, 25-27, 19-25, 15-11
Hawaii-Hilo def. Minot State, 25-20, 25-21, 25-14
Minot Minotauros 11, Estevan 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Roberto Perez hit a two-out RBI single for Cleveland against Minnesota rookie Brusdar Graterol to ignite a four-run 11th inning, as the Indians broke open a critical game against the American League Central leader and beat the Twins 6-2 on Friday night to trim the division lead to 5 1/2 games.
Francisco Lindor drove in another run with an infield single off Graterol, the top pitching prospect for the Twins who was called up last week. Then Oscar Mercado, who tied the game in the eighth by scoring on a one-out sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig after hitting a leadoff triple off Sergio Romo, tacked on a two-run single against Trevor Hildenberger, the seventh reliever for the Twins after a stellar start by Michael Pineda.
Tyler Clippard (1-0) struck out three of four batters he faced for the victory, and Nick Goody fanned two of three in a perfect 11th to finish it.
The Twins had their "magic number" for clinching the Central stay at 14, meaning any combination of their wins and losses by the Indians reaching that total. The Twins have 21 games remaining, and the Indians have 20 games left. They face each other five more times, including a three-game series in Cleveland next weekend.
After the Indians won three out of four games here in mid-August and took a half-game lead the following day, the Twins have gone 16-7 to retake control of the race. That included an 8-2 road trip they finished on Thursday in Boston, when Eddie Rosario ended a 2-1 win with a one-hop throw to the plate to beat Red Sox runner Rafael Devers after playing a ninth-inning double off the Green Monster in left field.
For all the bad-luck health problems the Indians have been hit with this season and despite losing five of their last seven games, they still entered this weekend with an opportunity to quickly trim the division deficit. They entered the evening one game - and two losses - behind Oakland for the second wild card spot, too. Manager Terry Francona briefly addressed the team after an ugly loss to Chicago on Thursday.
"I just wanted to say, 'Hey, don't leave anything on the field,"' he said.
Pineda compiled a season-high 10 strikeouts over six smooth innings, recovering from a third-inning home run by Lindor and retiring 10 of the last 12 batters he faced. He put quite the exclamation point on his 26th start of 2019, fanning Puig, Jason Kipnis and Franmil Reyes in order in the sixth.
The hulking right-hander, whose 6-foot-7, 280-pound presence in the rotation has been one of the most underappreciated improvements made by the Twins this year, reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time since April 10, 2017, with the New York Yankees. Pineda missed the second half of that season and, after signing with the Twins, all of 2018 while recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Indians starter Adam Plutko was almost as effective, but he wasn't able to keep his one-run lead. In the fourth, an inning that started with a liner by Nelson Cruz that rocketed off the right-hander's right hip, Plutko gave up consecutive two-out hits. C.J. Cron crushed a double that dropped on the warning track to tie the game. Then in the fifth, Jorge Polanco's single put the Twins in front by driving in pinch-runner LaMonte Wade Jr.
The Twins, who broke the all-time major league record for home runs in a season during their road trip, commemorated the feat before the game by bringing two members of the Minneapolis police department bomb squad in full gear to unveil a red trophy resembling a warhead with the details of all 272 homers printed on the sides. Rosario provided the inspiration for the team's "Bomba Squad" nickname earlier this year, using the Spanish word for bomb.
Twins: DH Nelson Cruz was removed with a sore left wrist in the 10th, five innings after he grimaced after a swing. Cruz has spent two stints on the injured list with a wrist strain this season. ... Wade replaced RF Jake Cave, who was diagnosed with tightness in his left groin after running out a single. ... RHP Sam Dyson, who with Romo was acquired for a bullpen boost at the trade deadline, had an MRI test that confirmed another bout with biceps tendinitis. ... CF Byron Buxton, limited to pinch running and defensive replacement, is still not close to having his separated left shoulder cleared for hitting, manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Indians: RHP Aaron Civale (3-3, 1.94 ERA) pitches tonight.
Twins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (14-6, 3.61 ERA) takes the mound for the middle game of the series.
PHOENIX (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.
The Mercury led 44-40 at the half but were outscored 9-0 to start the third quarter. DeWanna Bonner picked up an early technical foul and Brittney Griner picked up two and was ejected with 2:51 left in the third quarter and the Lynx ahead by 10.
Minnesota had a 29-9 advantage in the third quarter and coasted to the win, which was the 231st for coach Cheryl Reeves, breaking a tie with Michael Cooper for fifth on the WNBA list.
Minnesota (18-15) has won a season-high five straight and moved a game ahead of Seattle in the battle for homecourt advantage when the teams meet in the playoffs next week. Minnesota is the sixth seed headed into the regular-season finale Sunday, but Seattle has the tiebreaker.
Damiria Dantas added 17 points, and Napheesa Collier 14 for the Lynx. Sylvia Fowles had 11 points and 11 rebounds and moved past Tamika Catchings into second on the WNBA career rebounding list with 3,323.
Griner had 16 points before she was ejected. Sophie Cunningham had 11 off the bench for the Mercury (15-18), who are locked into the eighth seed. Phoenix was 17 of 31 from the field in the first half and 8 of 31 in the second.
FARGO, ND - The in-state rivalry between UND and NDSU is renewed today at the Fargodome. Both the Fighting Hawks and Bison tallied lopsided wins to begin the season last Saturday. UND topped Drake 47-7 while NDSU defeated Butler 57-10 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Bison retain the No.1-ranking in both FCS polls this week. North Dakota received votes but didn't make the top 25 in either poll. Kickoff is 2:30 pm.
T25 FOOTBALL-BOISE STATE/MARSHALL
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise State is 2-0 after grinding out a win over Marshall. Hank Bachmeier threw for 282 yards and a touchdown to help the 24th-ranked Broncos get a 14-7 victory against the Thundering Herd. George Holani finished with 103 yards on 22 carries, the first running back to eclipse the 100-yard mark against Marshall in two years. The Broncos snapped Marshall's streak of 19 victories when the Thundering Herd score first.
UNDATED (AP) - The only NL Central contender to make any progress last night was Milwaukee as the Brewers propped up their fading playoff hopes.
Christian Yelich smacked his 44th homer and the Brewers climbed within four games of Chicago for the second NL wild card by throttling the Cubs, 7-1. Yelich furnished a three-run blast while Milwaukee was scoring four times in the third.
Zach Davies limited the Cubs to one run and three hits over five innings for his first victory since July. He blanked Chicago following Nicholas Castellanos' homer in the top of the third.
The outcome keeps the Cubs 2 1/2 games behind the division-leading Cardinals. The Brewers are 6 1/2 games back.
The Pirates scored six times with two out in the seventh inning to earn a 9-4 victory over the Cardinals. Adam Frazier capped the rally with a two-run triple that put Pittsburgh ahead, 7-4. St. Louis led 4-1 until Josh Bell hit a two-run single off Andrew Miller to begin the comeback.
The Redbirds lost for only the third time in nine games.
Elsewhere on major league diamonds:
- Ketel Marte bashed a three-run homer and the Diamondbacks continued their playoff push by winning for the 10th time in 11 games, 7-5 over the Reds. Nick Ahmed also went deep and Josh Rojas provided a two-runs single as Arizona climbed within 2 1/2 games of the second NL wild card.
- The Braves now enjoy a nine-game lead in the NL East after Ozzie Albies and Josh Donaldson belted solo homers while Atlanta opened a 4-0 lead in a 4-3 win over the second-place Nationals. Dallas Keuchel allowed six hits and two walks over six shutout innings to help the Braves earn their eighth win in a row. Washington lost for the fourth time in five games despite Ryan Zimmerman's three-run blast in the eighth.
- The NL West-leading Dodgers absorbed a 5-4 loss to the Giants as Mauricio Dubon went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Jeff Samardzija bounced back from his worst outing of the season, holding Los Angeles to three runs and five hits over six innings. The Dodgers pulled to 5-4 with two out in the ninth on A.J. Pollock's third homer of the game before Giants closer Will Smith struck out L.A. catcher Will Smith to end it.
- Juan Lagares singled and scored the winning run on Pete Alonso's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets their fifth win in seven games, 5-4 against the Phillies. Michael Conforto belted a solo homer and Jeff McNeil poked an RBI single while the Mets were taking a 4-2 lead, but the Phillies tied it in the ninth on J.T. Realmuto's two-run shot off Edwin Diaz. New York, Philadelphia and Milwaukee are tied in the battle for the second NL wild card, four games behind the Cubs.
- Rookie Tim Melville struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings as the Rockies nipped the Padres, 3-2 to end a season-worst nine-game losing streak. Melville allowed two runs and five hits, including Eric Hosmer's two-run single in the third. Trevor Story's RBI single in the second put Colorado ahead by three.
- The Twins' lead in the AL Central is down to 5 1/2 games over Cleveland after the Indians scored four times with two out in the 11th inning to earn a 6-2 victory at Minnesota. Roberto Perez supplied the tiebreaking, RBI single and Oscar Mercado capped the rally with a two-run single after scoring the tying run in the eighth. The Indians won for the third time in eight games and pulled within a half-game of Oakland for the second AL wild card.
- Mitch Moreland smacked a three-run homer and seven pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Red Sox whipped the Yankees, 6-1. Xander Bogaerts laced a two-run double and Moreland singled twice as Boston continued its playoff flirtation with its 13th win in 19 games. Brett Gardner homered for AL East-leading New York, which lost for just the third time in 11 games.
- The Astros improved to 14-1 versus the Mariners this season as Josh Reddick and Alex Bregman led the Houston offense in a 7-4 win. Reddick homered for the second straight game after failing to hit one since June 28th. Bregman was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a steal of home for the AL West leaders.
- Brendan McKay and four relievers combined on a two-hitter in the Rays' 5-0 shutout of the Blue Jays. McKay gave up one of the hits while striking out seven over 3 2/3 innings. Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer and Austin Meadows was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Tampa Bay opened a one-game lead over Oakland for the first AL wild card.
- Chad Pinder hit a two-run homer while the Athletics completed a 7-3 win over the Tigers, a game that was suspended on May 19 because of the weather. Oakland reliever Jake Diekman will be credited for two appearances on May 19 with two different clubs, having also pitched on May 19 for Kansas City. Since the outcome reverts to May, the victory gave the A's their first 11-game winning streak since winning 20 straight in 2002.
- Oakland dropped the nightcap as Christin Stewart hit a two-run homer in the seventh to help Detroit storm back from a 4-0 deficit and beat the A's, 5-4 in 11 innings. Willi Castro hit a go-ahead double in the top of the 11th to end the Athletics' three-game winning streak.
- The Angels' four-game losing streak is over after homers by Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin led them past the White Sox, 5-4. Upton belted a solo shot in the ninth, one inning after Goodwin's two-run blast tied it. Goodwin entered the game in the fifth inning in place of Mike Trout, who left the game with right toe discomfort.
- The Rangers outscored the Orioles, 7-6 as Willie Calhoun homered twice and drove in four runs. Elvis Andrus (AN'-droohs) delivered a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh to put Texas ahead to stay. Trey Mancini hit his 30th homer and Richie Martin added a three-run shot for Baltimore.
- Jorge Lopez struck out six while pitching six innings of four-hit ball in the Royals' 3-0 blanking of the Marlins. Hunter Dozier homered and Scott Barlow worked out of a second-and-third jam in the eighth inning. Whit Merrifield and Ryan O'Hearn each had two hits and an RBI in Kansas City's fifth victory in six games.
NEW YORK (AP) - Daniil Medvedev stands between Rafael Nadal and a 19th Grand Slam championship. The second-seeded Nadal is one match victory from his fourth U.S. Open title after blowing through his semifinal match with Matteo Berrettini, 7-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Nadal trailed 6-4 in the opening-set tiebreaker before taking the next four points. He never faced a break point in the match en route to his 27th berth in a major championship final.
Medvedev finds himself in the final after never advancing past a fourth round in a Grand Slam. The No. 5 seed knocked off unseeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 under Arthur Ashe Stadium's closed retractable roof. Medvedev drew all sorts of attention during Week 1 of the tournament by antagonizing fans with his actions and gestures. He even thanked the crowd for booing him last week, saying it inspired him.
The semifinal win continues an outstanding summer for Medvedev, who has reached four finals since Wimbledon and entered the Open after capturing the Cincinnati Masters.
Nadal beat Medvedev in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal last month.
UNDATED (AP) - The Braves have recalled Austin Riley from an injury-rehab assignment to start tonight's game against the Nationals. Riley has been out since Aug. 5 after spraining his right knee during a routine workout. He was hitting .242 with 17 homers and 45 RBIs.
In other MLB news:
- Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had five plate appearances in a simulated game Friday as he works to return this month from a knee injury. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year, hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs. He strained his left biceps March 31 in his third game, strained a shoulder and calf during his rehabilitation and did not return until June 18.
- Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids. This comes after the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who found dead in his hotel room July 1 before the start of a series against the Rangers in Texas. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body.
- Former major league outfielder Chris Duncan has died of brain cancer at age 38. The son of former St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan and brother of former major leaguer Shelley Duncan hit .257 with 55 home runs and 175 RBIs in 381 games over five seasons with the Cardinals. He helped St. Louis win the 2006 World Series.
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