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Girls softball

All three Rochester public schools play in the first round of the Section One, Class AAA softball tournament at 5 p.m. today at Austin’s Todd Park. A second game will follow for each team.


The Rochester Lourdes baseball team takes on No. 1 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa in the Section One, Class AA West subsection winners bracket semifinals at 5 p.m. in Zumbrota.


Pro baseball

The Minnesota Twins, winners of their last two series, go for three straight when they begin a three-game set at home with the Toronto Blue Jays. Scott Baker pitches for the Twins in the 7:10 p.m. game carried on FSN.

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