Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for October 2nd, 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 1: Minnesota Twins fans take a selfie before the start of the last baseball game of the regular season between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers on October 1, 2017, at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 1: Minnesota Twins fans take a selfie before the start of the last baseball game of the regular season between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers on October 1, 2017, at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Andy King/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 2nd, 2017

Welcome to the October 2nd edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!

News and Notes

Minnesota Twins 5, Detroit Tigers 1

Bartolo Colon finished off the season with a tremendous start, and the offense gave him support. Colon went 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Gabriel Moya had an excellent finish to his first MLB exposure, throwing 1 2/3 perfect innings, striking out two.

Brian Dozier had a double, single, and a walk. Jason Castro had a home run and a single. Chris Gimenez had a home run. Joe Mauer had a double. Byron Buxton had a stolen base.

October 2nd Probable Starter: Off Day Before Wild Card Game

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One Last Thing

On Sunday, Jason Castro hit his 10th home run of the season for the Minnesota Twins. Castro became the 9th player on the 2017 Twins to reach double digits in home runs. That number ties the 2004 team for second-most in the history of the franchise. Last season’s club actually had the most of any team in Twins history with 11 players reaching double digit home runs in a Twins uniform.

Two home runs today for the Twins brought the team’s season total to 206 for the regular season. This is the third-most in Minnesota Twins history, behind only the 1963 and 1964 back-to-back seasons with 220+ home runs in each season. Only one other season, the 2016 season, has eclipsed 200 home runs as a team in Twins history.

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