Minnesota Sports

Jose Berrios fired seven innings of two-hit ball as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Nationals 5-0 at Target Field.  Berrios improved to 12-and-8.  Mitch Garver broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Twins, who have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games.  Jorge Polanco added a two-run double in a three-run eighth.  The series continues tonight. 

The season is over for Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.  The team placed him on the 60-day injured list yesterday with his ailing left shoulder.  Buxton will undergo surgery to repair a damaged labrum that comes with a five to six-month recovery. 

The Minnesota Vikings are back on the practice field as they prepare for the Packers.  Minnesota will visit Green Bay on Sunday seeking its second win.  The Vikes began the season with a 28-12 win over the Falcons this past Sunday.  The Packers beat the Bears 10-3 last Thursday.