Nathan MacKinnon and his equally skilled Colorado linemates Gabe Landeskog and Paul Stastny were too fast for Minnesota in the first two games.
Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.
Sands (13-1-0, 12 KOs) stopped Keith "No Holds" Barr (12-6-0, 3 KOs) of Glenville, West Virginia with a ninth-round TKO at Black Bear Casino in Carlton on Saturday night.
Gabriel Landeskog scored twice, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.
Briggs defeated Francisco Mirles of Mexico in just 27 seconds.
Morris stopped Ryan Gronvold on Saturday night by TKO in the first round.
Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
An ugly fourth inning doomed the Twins on Saturday afternoon. They lost 5-4 to the Royals in Kansas City.