FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Byron Buxton returned with a bang and so did Michael Pineda, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.Buxton came off the injured list and had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning. The Gold Glove center fielder also robbed Edwin Encarnación of a home run in the sixth.Pineda pitched six strong innings, giving up two runs and six hits in his first outing after being suspended 60 games last year for using a banned diuretic. He served the final 36 games of the penalty this season, returning to provide a big boost to Minnesota’s rotation.Caleb Thielbar (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief after the Twins rallied against Chicago’s bullpen. Matt Wisler got his second career save and first since 2016 with Atlanta.The talented but oft-injured Buxton capped his return from left shoulder inflammation with a single to drive in Nelson Cruz in the seventh.Jimmy Cordero (0-2) permitted two runs in relief of White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel.Tim Anderson had three hits and Eloy Jiménez delivered a two-run double, but Chicago lost for just the third time in 15 games and fell into a tie with Cleveland atop the AL Central.Pineda found his stride last year in his first season with Minnesota following Tommy John surgery. He was 7-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts before his suspension for a diuretic was announced in September. He was suspended 80 games before an appeal reduced the punishment to 60 games.Pineda was allowed to work out with the team in the spring and had been pitching at the team’s alternate training site before being activated.His return to the mound got off to a bumpy start.Anderson led off the game with an infield single after he beat Pineda to first base. José Abreu singled and both runners scored on Jiménez’s double. Pineda then retired 11 of the next 12 batters.The big right-hander appeared to hit a wall in the fifth when he allowed a pair of hits and a walk to load the bases, but he got Abreu to ground out weakly to end the inning.The Twins scored a run in the fifth and then tied the game in the sixth with a pair of pinch hits. Jake Cave tripled and scored on Luis Arraez’s double.TRAINER’S ROOMWhite Sox: Manager Rick Renteria said he hopes 3B Yoán Moncada is able to return Wednesday after missing his third straight game with lingering soreness in the back of his left leg.Twins: Manager Rocco Baldelli said 3B Josh Donaldson could return “in a matter of a day, I would say, or two” from his strained right calf. Donaldson played an intrasquad game at the team’s alternate site on Monday. He’s missed the past 27 games with the injury after hitting .182 with one homer in his first seven games of the season. COMMENT First Published: 2nd September, 2020 10:56 IST Written By Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 10:56 IST Buxton, Pineda Return To Lead Twins Past White Sox 3-2 Byron Buxton returned with a bang and so did Michael Pineda, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US
Lindon Victor Texas A&M senior Lindon Victor was named National Field Athlete of the Year for a season that included breaking the collegiate record in the decathlon twice, along with defending his titles at the SEC and NCAA Championships.It’s the second consecutive year that the Grenadian has won the award.National Athletes of the Year for the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor track and field season were announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Victor first broke the 11-year-old collegiate record in the decathlon with a score of 8,472 points to become Texas A&M’s first Texas Relays decathlon champion. He bettered the previous collegiate and meet record of 8,465 set by Trey Hardee in 2006.While breaking the collegiate record, Victor also produced the best first-day score in the decathlon by a college athletes. His first day tally of 4,516 bettered the previous score of 4,500 set by Oregon’s Ashton Eaton in the 2010 NCAA Championships.During the SEC Championships, Victor improved his collegiate record to a score of 8,539 points and generated the best-ever second-day score by a collegian with his total of 4,174 points, which topped the previous best of 4,145 by Arizona’s Jake Arnold at the 2007 NCAA meet. Victor also improved his collegiate best in the decathlon discus to 181-2 (55.22).With a pair of collegiate records and a successful SEC title defense, Victor defended his NCAA title with a score of 8,390 points, the seventh best performance on the collegiate all-time list.Victor also became just the fifth individual to successfully defend an NCAA decathlon title and on the all-time collegiate list his performances rank Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8. His average score among the three decathlons he has contested as a senior in 2017 is 8,467 points.