ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran pitched eight-plus strong innings yesterday to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Minnesota Twins 5-1. Teheran allowed one run on five hits and struck out four to improve to 3-1 on the year. Josh Willingham provided Minnesota's only run with a solo homer in the ninth.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Twins have recalled pitcher Caleb Thielbar and optioned lefty Pedro Hernandez to AAA. The moves were made before yesterday's game in Atlanta. Two seasons ago, Thielbar became the first player from the independent league St. Paul Saints to have his contract purchased by the Twins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Guard Malik Smith has signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota. The Gophers announced the completion of the transfer yesterday. Smith is following coach Richard Pitino, who took over after Minnesota fired Tubby Smith.
DETROIT (AP) - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart in the second period last night as the Detroit Red Wings topped the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 in Game 3 of the second round series. Pavel Datsyuk also had a goal for the Red Wings, who lead the series 2-1. Patrick Kane netted Chicago's only goal in the third period.
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