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Recap: Dozier Plays Hero In Walk-Off Win

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After being snubbed as a reserve for the all star team, Brian Dozier dumped a pile of salt on Ned Yost and general All Star voting.

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Yes Brian Dozier is a part of the #FinalVote for the American League roster, despite leading all second baseman in a galore of offensive categories. So tonight he delivered a walk-off home run propelling the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The game went to extra innings and (wrongly) recently demoted bullpen member Trevor May received the win pitching a scoreless tenth.

Phil Hughes pitched well again going into the seventh inning, but the long ball still plagues the former Yankee. He surpassed his total already (16 in 2014) from last season. He served up homers today to Manny Machado and Adam Jones, both players who were selected as reserves for the upcoming All Star Game. Minnesota only had six hits through ten innings tonight, but also used the long ball to their advantage scoring all their runs via home runs. Torii Hunter responded in the bottom of the first inning, tying things up with his 13th of the year. Aaron Hicks also went deep tonight and maybe made the catch of the year?

No one collected multiple hits tonight in the Twins lineup, but the Twins bullpen pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth in a non-save situation. Some were wondering why Perkins was not used in Sundays defeat to Kansas City. Speaking of the bullpen, we also learned that Aaron Thompson was optioned to Rochester and Minnesota called up Ryan O'Rourke. It will be O'Rourkes first call to the big leagues, and he hasn't been dominant by any stretch but man, is he a flame thrower striking out 22 batters in 13 innings.

Any way, enjoy the salt, Mr. Yost, courtesy of Brian Dozier.






Ned Yost

All Star Committee