Joe Mauer disagreed with two called strikes by Laz Diaz and offered as much objection as the mild-mannered veteran will provide by looking back at the plate umpire following the second one that forced a full count.
Mauer, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, shook off the frustration and hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off reliever Louis Coleman, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday night.
"That's about as professional an at-bat as you're going to see," Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson said. … More
Wet weather continued to wreak havoc across parts of the northeastern United States this week while a major bridge collapse killed dozens amid severe storms in Italy.
This year’s final NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be threatened by showers and thunderstorms on Saturday night.
Of the more than 614,000 bridges standing in the United States, many of them face the threat of damage from extreme natural events.
While the risk of flash flooding remains the greatest risk to lives and property, locally severe thunderstorms will bring the potential for falling trees and power outages to part of the northeastern United States to end the week.