Brian Dozier Preps For Derby As Minnesota Twins Win Large


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Let’s just say that it looks like Brian Dozier is going to be ready for the Home Run Derby at Target Field on Monday night. The Twins second baseman sent two blasts into the seats in Denver on Sunday as the Twins went onto a 13-5 smack down of the Colorado Rockies.

The Twins were only up 6-5 after five innings, but then scored seven unanswered from the seventh through the ninth inning when the scoring was capped off by one of Dozier’s home runs, this one being a three-run shot to left.

It’s not like the Twins started weak either. Minnesota scored five runs before the Rockies even got to step into the batter’s box. Colorado then answered with four in the first two innings themselves.

Phil Hughes recorded the win despite only going five innings and giving up five runs in his outing. Hughes gave up 10 hits, but, as usual, walked none. Hughes’ ERA sits at 3.92 going into the All-Star break.

Brett Anderson came off the DL for Colorado to start Sunday’s ballgame and faired just a run worse than Hughes and was handed the loss. Anderson went five innings, gave up ten hits and gave up six runs, five earned.

Dozier, Eduardo Escobar and Trevor Plouffe all recorded three hits in the game that saw 18 Twins hits. Plouffe was just a home run shy of recording the cycle. Every Twins starter, other than Phil Hughes, recorded a hit.

Here’s the boxscore for Sunday’s Twins victory as the Twins win the series 2-1.