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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Germán Márquez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies edged the Twins 1-0 on a rare trip to Minnesota. The choice of defenseman Charlie Blackmon was the difference for the Rockies, who managed a skid in three games. Daniel Bard made his 15th save in 17 occasions. The Rockies posted their first shutout of the season. Dylan Bundy (4-4) allowed one run in six innings for the Twins, allowing four hits and two walks. Minnesota was shut out for the 10th time in 72 games this season, one night after shutting out Cleveland.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns with the acquisition of 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler. The Timberwolves sent the No. 19 pick to Memphis for a pair of first-round players. The first became Kessler. He won two National Defensive Player of the Year awards for the Tigers last season. The second pick was packaged in Houston for the rights to Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr.. Moore was the Blue Devils’ second-highest goalscorer en route to the Final Four.

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