KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings last night to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 2-1. Gibson only allowed two hits and struck out seven to improve his record to 9-8 on the season. Eric Hosmer hit an RBI single for the Royals in the bottom of the ninth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100 mph fastballs in a California summer league, but has never been drafted. The Twins plan to send Brandon Poulson to their rookie league club in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Poulson pitched this summer for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in the collegiate Sacramento Rural League.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have hired two attorneys, including one who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced yesterday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained. Kluwe is threatening to sue the team after it released a 29-page summary of a report that found the team cut him for football-related reasons. Kluwe wants the entire report made public.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed right wing Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. The deal was completed yesterday. Fontaine had 13 goals and eight assists for the Wild in 66 games last season.
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