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(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Wild will try to turn the tide in their rivalry with the St. Louis Blues when the Central Division foes battle Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center. Tonights tilt in St. Paul marks the first of four meetings in 2014-15 between Minnesota and St. Louis. The Wild ended a nine-game skid in this series when they posted a 4-2 home win on April 10 of last season. Minnesota had dropped four straight on home ice against the Blues before that victory. The Wild havent record consecutive wins in the series with St. Louis since taking three straight encounters over the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Both Minnesota and the Blues are coming off wins on Friday night. The Wild posted a 5-4 overtime victory in Dallas and St. Louis recorded an OT win of its own against visiting Edmonton. The Blues trailed the Oilers 3-2 in the third period, but Alex Pietrangelo was able to send the game to overtime by scoring with 7:35 left in regulation. Vladimir Tarasenko then tallied 4:20 into overtime to lift St. Louis to the 4-3 win, the third victory in four games for the Blues. St. Louis could not convert a power play opportunity in overtime, but it still managed to beat Edmonton for the 12th time in the last 14 meetings. Tarasenko puck-handled around Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz to create his own shooting lane, and his shot beat Ben Scrivens. It was the 13th tally of the season for Tarasenko, who is leading the Blues in both goals and points (25). I think everyone stood up before he even shot it, and I already figured it was going in, said Oshie on the winning goal. Its fun watching that kid shoot the puck. He cant do it enough. Oshie had three points, and Jake Allen won despite making only 13 saves on 16 shots. With No. 1 goaltender Brian Elliott on injured reserve with a knee injury, Allen will start again on Saturday. The 24-year-old has never faced the Wild. Minnesota won for the sixth time in eight tilts on Friday with the OT win over Dallas. It wasnt pretty, however, as the Wild coughed up an early three-goal lead before rallying for the 5-4 decision. The Wild led 3-0 after Mikael Granlunds goal at 11:47 of the second period, but Dallas scored four unanswered to take the lead. Thomas Vanek would get the equalizer for Minnesota, recording his second goal of the season with just 1:52 remaining in regulation. Marco Scandella then scored the winner 2:04 into overtime. Vanek rushed the puck in down the left wing and from the point he passed it over to the right wing for Zach Parise, who one-touched it to the low left side where Scandella tapped it in for the win. Its an awesome feeling, especially the roller coaster style of game that it was tonight, Scandella said. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild and Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves in the win. Niklas Backstrom is expected to start in net tonight. 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Ortiz, who had been 0 for 5 with five strikeouts against Cotts, lined a 1-1 fastball down the right-field line. Because the ball was much higher than the pole, which was named for former Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky, it was hard to tell where it crossed into foul territory. The pole is just 302 feet from home plate. "From our angle, its extremely difficult to tell," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We felt like it would be inconclusive at best with any type of replay that was available." Umpire Jerry Meals signalled a home run. Rangers manager Ron Washington waited until Ortiz crossed home plate and came out to ask for a review. After a brief chat with home plate umpire Jordan Baker, the crew went to the visitors dugout and returned a short time later to confirm the original ruling. After 44.1 seconds, the play was upheld. "You cant count the big boy out. You cant count this ballclub out," said Red Sox starter Jake Peavy, who did not earn a decision after leaving a 1-1 game in the sevennth inning.dddddddddddd"Once again, you had the big man up in a big situation and he comes through." Andrew Miller (1-0) earned the victory despite allowing the Rangers to score the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his second save. Alexi Ogando (0-1) allowed two runs in the loss. "Ortiz is one of the best and one of the clutchest hitters," Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said. The Red Sox scored in the third inning on two walks and a swinging bunt single that was thrown away for an error by pitcher Robbie Ross. The Rangers tied it in the seventh on Mitch Morelands homer and took a 2-1 lead in the eighth when Andrus scored on Alex Rios sacrifice fly. But Ogando walked Jackie Bradley Jr. to lead off the bottom half, and then A.J. Pierzynski blooped a popup down the right-field line that fell in for a single. One out later, Ortiz delivered his 24th career go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later. "I felt comfortable with Neal up against him," Washington said. "David won." Miller pitched one inning for the win. Ogando struck out four but was charged with two runs on one hit and a walk in his two innings. NOTES: The Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow and optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket. ... Peavy left his only other start this season with the score 2-2 after 6. ... Andrus has hit safely in all nine games this season. Rios had hit safely in the first eight before going 0 for 2 with a walk on Wednesday. ... Adrian Beltre, who left Tuesday nights game with tightness in his left quadriceps, returned to Texas on Wednesday for further tests. 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