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2016 Schedule
55-99, 5th in AL Cent

Lineup: Twins (55-99) vs, Mariners (81-72)

  • 1. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 2. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
  • 3 Robbie Grossman, DH (S)
  • 4. Miguel Sano, 3B (R)
  • 5. Kennys Vargas, 1B (S)
  • 6. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 7. John Ryan Murphy, C (R)
  • 8. Logan Schafer, LF (L)
  • 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
  • SP: Tyler Duffey, RHP
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Cruz annihilates home run 463 feet (0:20)
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Buxton robs Nelson Cruz of homer (0:18)

What will Twins do with Michael Tonkin?

Tonkin had been effective in previous years with the Twins, but this season has been rough for the 26-year old. Still, he's young, cheap and can strike out hitters. Will that be enough for Minnesota to look to retain him? Twins Daily

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Brian Dozier's hit streak in perspective

Dozier went 0-for-4 in the nightcap of the Twins' doubleheader on Thursday, ending his 24-game hitting streak. That was the longest hitting streak in a 40-homer season since Albert Pujols (43 HRs) had a 30-game spree in 2003, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Has Joe Mauer hurt his HOF chances?

Mauer's peak years as a catcher were well worthy of the Hall, but he's now an everyday first baseman and is struggling to hit like he used to. Can he still earn a spot in Cooperstown? David Schoenfield explores. Hall of Fame stock watch (Insider)

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Brian Dozier makes history at second base

With his leadoff homer in Game 1 of the Twins' doubleheader against the Tigers on Thursday, Dozier became the first AL player with 40 HRs as a second baseman in a single season, ESPN Stats & Info notes. He has 42 overall this year.

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

J.T. Realmuto and Justin Upton both hit 443-foot homers to pace the competition on Thursday. The most impactful blast on the list came off the bat of Yasmani Grandal, who crushed a go-ahead grand slam against the Rockies in the seventh inning.

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Fans' search for a foul ball amazes SVP (0:42)
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Verlander fans 11 as Tigers sweep doubleheader (0:30)
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Upton, Martinez homer as Detroit beats Twins 9-2

Justin Upton and Victor Martinez homered as the Detroit Tigers picked up another win in the AL wild-card chase, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

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Where does the Twins offense rank?

It's been a tough season in Minnesota, but the offense -- led by Brian Dozier's power surge -- has still been able to put up some runs. Where would the team rank in a league scaled to ignore the runs the Twins' pitching has allowed? Twins Daily

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How could Gonsalves impact the Twins?

Southpaw Stephen Gonsalves went 8-1 with a 1.82 ERA with Double-A Chattanooga this season, striking out 89 and allowing just three homers in 74 1/3 innings. If all goes well, he could make his major league debut next summer and have a breakout season in 2018, Tony Blengino writes. Future breakout rookies (Insider)

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Brian Dozier's case for AL MVP

Dozier has been a bright spot in the Twins' dismal season with 26 hits in September and 41 home runs. But has his performance been enough to realistically put him in the American League MVP conversation? Twins Daily

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Twins hold steady in Power Rankings

Another week in the cellar for Minnesota. After getting swept over the weekend by the Mets, the Twins are now 3.5 games ahead of the Braves for the worst record in baseball. That about sums things up. Week 24 Power Rankings

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Dozier keeps his hitting streak alive

Brian Dozier went 1-for-5 on Sunday to extend his streak to 22 games. That's the longest run by a Twins player since Torii Hunter hit in 23 straight in 2007, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs68915th
Batting Average.25221st
On Base Percentage.31721st
Slugging Percentage.42314th
Earned Run Average5.1429th
Quality Starts5730th
WHIP1.4729th
BAA.28530th

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