The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A’s sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland’s stellar bullpen.

 Michael Brantley’s ninth-inning single has given the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 win over Minnesota. This is Cleveland’s second straight walk-off victory against the Twins. Brantley grounded a 2-1 pitch off Addison Reed (1-6) past a diving Miguel Sano at first base to score Greg Allen. A day earlier, Francisco Lindor’s three-run homer in the ninth sent Cleveland to a 5-2 victory.

 The Minnesota Vikings say left guard Nick Easton’s neck injury has put him on the injured reserve list. It likely ends his season. Coach Mike Zimmer says Easton has a bulging disc in his neck. He has not practiced since Aug. 3. Easton started 12 games in 2017.

 Maya Moore scored 34 points, Sylvia Fowles broke her own franchise single-season rebounding record and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 89-73 to clinch their eighth straight playoff spot. Moore was 12-of-19 shooting, with five 3-pointers, for her second straight 30-plus game and Fowles had 10 points and 19 rebounds for her 18th double-double of the season.

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