Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and Trevor Plouffe added a grand slam as the Twins kicked off thier post All Star break schedule with a win over Oakland 5-0.
Its getting to the point where I am expecting Dozier to hit one out every at bat. How high can his HR total fly? Will he hit more that Justin Morneau's 34 or Josh Willingham's 35? Its possible!
Ervin Santana pitched pretty well going 7.2 allowing 5 hits and a walk. Brian Duensing pitched in the 8thas Santana seemed to run out of gas, then finished out the 9th with a clean appearance.
Going back to Plouffe's grand slam, the key to that at bat was the one taken by Miguel Sano. He battled and fought his way to get a walk. Just my observation, in the brief time Sano has been with the Twins, he doesnt look lost at the plate like Buxton did and has drawn a couple tough walks. I think he is a keeper.
The Twins are now 50 -40 on the year. Its just fantastic and the trudgery the last few years have been following this team. I hope win 60 comes in just 10 more games.