The Gophers opened Big Ten play with a big thud as the 16th-ranked Wildcats used a dominant defense and an efficient offense to throttle Minnesota 27-0.
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The Twins’ season unofficially ended Saturday, one day from the formal finish, and that fact represents undeniable progress. But their 5-1 loss to the Royals at Target Field, featuring another listless performance at the plate and several unnerving breakdowns in the field, hurt just the same.
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