Twins Defeat White Sox 11-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios pitched seven scoreless innings, Brian Dozier had four hits and Eddie Rosario homered twice on Wednesday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-1.

Berrios (12-6) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts, including seven of the last nine batters he faced. He walked one and gave up just four hits to win his seventh straight start at Target Field.

The Twins, who entered the night with a one-game lead over the Angels for the second AL wild card spot, ran their August record to 19-10, the most wins in the major leagues this month.

Mitch Garver and Ehire Adrianza each had three hits for the Twins. Adrianza tripled twice and drove in four runs, while Garver scored three runs and was a home run short of the cycle.

After Joe Mauer drove in Dozier with a double in the first inning, Rosario came up big in the third to give the Twins a 3-0 lead. With a runner on and two outs, Rosario lifted a fastball from Derek Holland (7-14) into a stiff breeze blowing in from left, and the ball just cleared the fence.

He left no doubt on his second homer, a blast to center field leading off the seventh against reliever Mike Pelfrey. It was Rosario’s third multi-homer game of the year and gave him a career-high 20 home runs on the season.

In his last start, Holland held the Twins to one run over six innings, but he left Wednesday’s game after giving up five runs in five innings. In six career starts at Target Field he’s 0-5 with a 7.98 ERA.

Chicago’s only real threat came in the fourth, when Berrios hit Jose Abreu with a pitch, gave up a broken-bat single to Avisail Garcia and walked Omar Narvaez to load the bases with two outs. Berrios struck out Tim Anderson on three pitches, the last a 96-mph fastball, to escape the jam.

Garcia tripled off reliever Glen Perkins in the ninth. He came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Matt Davidson for Chicago’s only run.

Mauer continued his Gold Glove-caliber play at first base with a handful of outstanding plays. He robbed Abreu of a hit with a leaping grab of a line drive in the first inning. Then he made a dive to his left, fielded a ground ball and made a backhanded flip to Berrios at the bag to retire Alen Hanson in the third.

Twins: 3B Miguel Sano (left shin) is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday, but he won’t. Sano, who suffered a stress reaction after fouling a ball off his leg, was seen in a walking boot in the clubhouse on Tuesday. Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Sano’s leg was still sore and he would take a couple of days off from the cardio work he’d been doing to stay in shape.

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (7-10, 4.30) has given up just four earned runs in his last 28 innings, cutting his ERA by nearly a full run. In his only start against the Twins this year he held them to two runs in six innings in a White Sox victory on April 8.
Twins: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10, 6.35) is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five August starts. He gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Blue Jays in Toronto last Friday. He hasn’t faced the White Sox since he shut them out while pitching for the Oakland A’s on May 31, 2013.

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The Slide

It is so vivid and clear. If you were to plug my hippocampus to a television, you’d be able to watch the seven second fragment. I was in first grade, I had lost the kids I was playing tag with, but ended up distracted by the biggest slide on the playground. It was blue, long, and…

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Finding A Family Is Best Outcome For All Foster Care Youth

By Britt Moreno

AURORA, Colo (CBS4) – In a discussion about aging out of the foster care system and the challenges that 18-year-olds face, you also have to talk about what a huge difference adoption makes in their lives. Children who are adopted out of foster care are more likely to go to college, get a good job, and raise a thriving family of their own. That is why CBS4 has been partnered with The Adoption Exchange for more than 30 years, and why every week reporter Britt Moreno highlights a child living in foster care for the Wednesday’s Child segments.

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CBS4’s Britt Moreno talks with a Wednesday’s Child (credit CBS)

Climeshia is a teenage girl with a boisterous giggle that bubbles out of her. Like most teenage girls she is vivacious, excited for college, and experimenting with her identity. However, unlike most kids she shoulders a heavy burden. Her teenage years are weighed down with worry because she is close to aging out of the foster care system.


“I just want a home to love me and to take me in as their own,” Climeshia told CBS4.

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Moreno boxes with Wednesday’s Child Climesha. (credit CBS)

Climeshia and  about 200 other Colorado kids know time is running out to find a family. When they turn 18, they can emancipate from foster care. At 21 the state let’s them go. Britt met Climeshia through the Adoption Exchange. It is a non-profit that recruits families for older kids like Climeshia.

LINK: CBS4’s Wednesday’s Child Reports

The goal of the Wednesday’s Child segments has always been to make families aware of children in foster care with the hope they’ll be interested in adoption.

“It resonates with families and they recognize the need,” said Lauren Arnold, Executive Director of The Adoption Exchange.

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Lauren Arnold, Executive Director of The Adoption Exchange (credit CBS)

According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System last year 173 kids aged out of the foster care system. It’s a pressing problem, but Arnold says we can all help as a community.

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“One single caring adult makes the difference in a child’s success” she said.

LINK: The Adoption Exchange

The Adoption Exchange has special programs for older kids including unique recruitment opportunities. The Adoption Exchange holds meetings in which families can interact with teens and meet them in a comfortable, stress-free way. It also offers a mentor program in which qualified adults can help a child with homework or even take that child out to dinner. If a family and a child are the right match, it offers families support after adoption.

Additional Resouces

The following are helpful resources for people who are aging out of foster care and for the people who care for them.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
Learn more about foster care and adoption in Colorado.

United Way Bridging the Gap
helping teens live on their own after foster care

Dream Makers Project
making dreams come true for former foster care youth

Chafee Program
life skills program provided through human services dept. of each county

CBS4 Wednesday’s Child Section

The Adoption Exchange
promoting adoption for foster care youth

Adoption Exchange’s Birthday Wishes Program

Office of the Lt. Governor

SOAR! Youth & Adult Choir 720-218-1433 (Youth)
720-989-5744 (Adults)

Britt Moreno anchors the CBS4 morning and noon newscasts and is the Wednesday’s Child reporter. She loves hearing from viewers. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @brittmorenotv.

Lobos’ Davie ready to see how offensive line will play this season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When asked if his offensive line was a concern Tuesday, University of New Mexico Head Football Coach Bob Davie said the same thing he did in 2016. He said he has some concern. The Lobos have only three offensive linemen who started and got significant minutes last season.

The rest of the guys upfront have logged some minutes just not the kind that covers an entire game.

“It isn’t like all of a sudden we are this experienced rock solid offensive line,” said Davie. “I expect us as we’ve done in past years to get better as the year goes on.”

That’s exactly what happened last season as the line helped the Lobos lead the nation in rushing yards per game.

The Lobos also had, a school record, two running backs over the one thousand yard mark. That is a lot for the Lobos offensive line to live up to. They don’t feel any pressure to do so, but believe they can live up to last year’s performance and even more.

“I say this year it’s all about attitude,” said offensive lineman Avery Jordan. “Just one person can affect the entire O line.  We got to make sure our attitude is right. We got to make sure we come out here every single day with the right attitude.”

The Lobos will get their first test of the season Saturday when they host Abilene Christian. The game is set for a 6 p.m. start.


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Cubs Rout Pirates 17-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, Ian Happ and Anthony Rizzo also went deep to back Jose Quintana, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-3 on Wednesday night.

Chicago tied a season high for runs set against Philadelphia on Saturday and banged out 20 hits to match its highest total since May 12, 2014, at St. Louis. The Cubs (72-60) outscored the Pirates 27-5 in a three-game sweep and moved 12 games above .500 for the first time this year. They also remained 3 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the NL Central lead.

Happ helped stake Chicago to a 5-2 lead with an RBI single in the first inning and two-run drive off Ivan Nova in the third. Happ also had an RBI double.

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Harvey death toll surpasses 30; more fatalities expected

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in.

Harvey is about to release its dead.

In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 on Wednesday and was expected to climb as authorities investigated several other deaths to determine whether they were storm related. Officials fear that the number of fatalities will climb sharply in coming days as neighbors, emergency workers and family members search for the missing — and discover the bodies of people trapped in waterlogged homes or encased in underwater graves inside cars. And the death toll might rise even further in the recovery phase, from car crashes, carbon monoxide poisoning or other accidents during cleanup.

“Historically all estimates of deaths are wrong in the beginning,” said Craig Fugate, who was the Federal Emergency Management Agency director from 2009 until earlier this year.

Already, the nation is shocked by the horrors revealed as the storm moves out of the area and east toward Louisiana and points north.

The first confirmed fatality came early: A man in the Gulf coastal city of Rockport was killed in a fire late Friday as the storm raged ashore.

On Wednesday, officials located a submerged van that seven members of a Houston family had been traveling in when it was swept off a bridge and into a storm-ravaged bayou. Samuel Saldivar told police he was trying to bring his elderly parents and his brother’s four grandchildren to safety from their flooded home on Sunday when the van he was driving was tossed by a strong current into the bayou as it crossed the bridge. He escaped through a window but the six others were trapped when the van’s partially submerged sliding door wouldn’t open.

Also Wednesday, authorities said 65-year-old Donald Rogers and his 58-year-old wife, Rochelle, drowned when they were swept away by a current after driving their pickup truck into floodwaters in a rural area southwest of Houston. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Maj. Chad Norvell said the couple was on the phone with 911 asking for help when the line went silent. When officers found the truck, it was completely submerged.

On Tuesday afternoon, a 3-year-old girl was found alive in a rain-swollen canal, clinging to the body of her drowned mother in Beaumont, Texas. A second woman was confirmed dead in Beaumont on Wednesday.

Earlier Tuesday, the body of 61-year-old Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez was found in his car. He’d been swept down a flooded road as he drove to his precinct, determined to serve his community.

Eleven other confirmed deaths, some of which were listed on a Harris County database, showed people were found floating in waters, some in homes or businesses, others near cars. Among those victims was Ruben Jordan, a high school basketball coach, who was last seen late Saturday helping people through flood waters. His family was informed on Monday that he had died in the floods.

“The sad thing is, of the deaths we’ve seen, we’re going to see more, unfortunately,” said Jeff Schlegelmilch, the deputy director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. “That number doesn’t stop moving up until we’re well into the recovery phase.”

No official number of the missing has been released, and a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, where Houston is located, said there isn’t a specific strategy in place to look for additional bodies.

“We are going to go out and try to find any potential victims that may be there,” said the spokesman, Jake Smith. “We are also encouraging the public if they come across anything, we strongly urge them to call 911 if they find a body or a potential victim.”

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the department had received 47 missing persons reports since Harvey inundated the city and 27 of those individuals have been located.

Photos with pleas for help have been posted on social media, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones they fear may be dead — but who may only have a cellphone without power. The uncertainty is terrifying.

One of the worries, said Schlegelmilch, is that many of the severely flooded neighborhoods weren’t in evacuation areas.

Additionally, the people most likely to be found dead are the elderly, the infirm and the people who were isolated from others — along with folks who didn’t have the means or wherewithal to flee. Sometimes it’s a matter of having the strength to wade through flood waters a few blocks to safety, or to pull one’s self up onto a roof.

“Those who are the most vulnerable when the sky is blue, they are also the most vulnerable when the sky is grey,” Schleglemilch said.

Fugate, the former FEMA head, said it’s also common for people to die during the recovery phase, when stress levels are high and people aren’t making clear-headed decisions.

“Stay safe, stay home, stay off the roads if you can. Don’t go sightseeing,” he warned.

Still, experts say there is some good news: They don’t expect the death toll from Harvey to come anywhere close to that of Katrina, when 1,800 people died. Many of those flood-related fatalities came when a levee broke and water inundated New Orleans. People were stranded in extreme heat and the federal response was slow. Emergency managers learned painful lessons during Katrina, and have put those lessons to use in this storm.

Residents of New Orleans during Katrina saw top-to-bottom failures at every level, experts said.

During Harvey, “state and local officials and FEMA were mobilizing, water rescue teams were prepared, in anticipation of this,” said Fugate, adding that safe shelters were almost immediately in place for Texas residents, unlike New Orleans. “That provided faster rescues.”

One other thing seems to have helped Houston in its time of need: the residents themselves.

“Neighbors helping neighbors,” Fugate said. “That will keep the death toll down.”


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Helping The Displaced Pets Of Hurricane Harvey

(CBS) – The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is forcing some to leave their pets behind.

A local rescue shelter is making the trip to Houston to save as many pets as possible, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

The animal rescue g0t its start after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, so when Harvey hit over the weekend plans were quickly put in motion.

The hurricane is not just putting people in peril. Pups, too, are weathering the storm.

Countless pets have already been rescued by neighbors and owners.

But others are separated, alone, in desperate need of a new home.

Some of the animals will end up at Alive Rescue on Belmont Avenue in Chicago more than 1000 miles from Houston.

“We have our brick-and-mortar rescue, and then we also have foster homes,” Mia Lindner says.

The rescue is getting ready to make the trip to Texas in about two weeks — a journey to save as many four-legged friends as possible and hopefully finding homes for them back here.

“That’s another reason we are waiting a little bit longer to go, so we can have some foster homes lined up,” Lindner says.

Supplies and donations are needed, everything from cat food and dog toys to cash.

Alive Rescue will be accepting supplies at their facility on Belmont. Here is a full list of items needed; click here to make a monetary donation.