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CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears held on for a 24-17 win over the visiting Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, Sept. 17, at Soldier Field. Tight end Trey Burton and wide receiver Anthony Miller each caught touchdown passes for Chicago (1-1), which won its home opener for the first time since 2013. Bears coach Matt Nagy earned his first career victory. Trubisky completed 25 of 34 passes and was intercepted twice.
DETROIT—Kohl Stewart didn't give up an earned run in six innings of relief and the Minnesota Twins took command with a four-run fourth and downed the host Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Monday night, Sept. 17. Gabriel Moya started for the Twins and pitched a scoreless inning. Stewart (2-1) then entered and allowed only an unearned run on three hits while striking out five. Eddie Rosario homered before leaving the game with a right quad injury. Jorge Polanco supplied two hits, including a solo homer.
The hottest driver in the sport stayed hot on Sunday, Sept. 16, as Brad Keselowski landed the first blow in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs by winning the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The victory, which came in overtime, was the third in a row for Keselowski and assured him a berth in the second round of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs. In the history department, Keselowski handed legendary team owner Roger Penske his 500th victory across all racing series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Jorge Polanco and Johnny Field each had four hits—including solo home runs—and two RBIs, to help the visiting Minnesota Twins defeat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, to salvage one win in the four-game series. Max Kepler and Tyler Austin also hit solo shots for the Twins (68-81), who had 18 hits in ending an eight-game Kauffman Stadium losing streak after winning their first game of the season there May 28. They also ended an eight-game losing streak on the road.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Minnesota United's 1-1 MLS road draw with Real Salt Lake Saturday night, Sept. 15, tells why they play the games. Real Salt Lake (13-10-6, 45 points) entered the game with a 4-1-1 record over their last six and were 10-1-3 at home this season. Minnesota (9-16-3, 30 points) now has gone seven games without a win and is 1-12-2 on the road this season. Everything coming in pointed to an RSL win, but it wasn't meant to be.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon had three hits and five RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals to a 10-3 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Cam Gallagher was 4-for-4 with one RBI and Alcides Escobar added three hits and three RBIs for the Royals, who have won the first three games of the four-game series. Royals starter Ian Kennedy (2-8) allowed two runs (one earned), six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings for his first win since April 7, a span of 17 winless outings that included a stint on the disabled list.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Former North Dakota State golfer Amy Olson shot a 6-under 65 for the second straight day to take a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of The Evian Championship in Evian-Les-Bains, France. Olson, who is at 14-under 199, holds the NCAA individual record with 20 victories while starring at North Dakota State University, but the 89th-ranked North Dakota native is still seeking her first LPGA Tour victory. South Korea's Sei Young Kim, who posted a 7-under 64, is alone in second place at 12-under for the tournament.
Aaron Rodgers is planning to participate in practice with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said his quarterback could play Sunday even if he misses the team's final workout. The Packers don't practice on Fridays but hold meetings before a walkthrough the day before each game. "Tomorrow's practice will be a pretty big indicator," McCarthy said, but added Rodgers could play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday even with "no reps" on the field.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — A.J. Green scored three touchdowns in the first 17 minutes, and the Cincinnati Bengals hung on for a 34-23 victory over the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, Sept. 13, to take an early AFC North lead. After trailing 21-0, Baltimore got within 28-23 in the fourth quarter. However, Cincinnati added a field goal before Shawn Williams strip-sacked Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, and Jordan Willis recovered with 2:42 left to all but ice it. Bengals kicker Randy Bullock added one more field goal for the final margin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers to highlight a four-run sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday night, Sept. 13, at Kauffman Stadium. Perez also doubled and Rosell Herrera had two hits and scored a run for Kansas City (50-96). Alex Gordon reached base three times, walking twice and getting hit by a pitch, and also drove in a run for the Royals.