Brian Dozier’s home run rampage has come at the expense of his AL Central rivals, to a historic degree. The Twins have three more games with the Royals in Kansas City on Sept. 27-29, and he could break the franchise record for home runs against one opponent in a single season. The leaderboard:


Most HRs vs. Single Opponent, 1 season

11: Dozier vs. KCR, 2016

11: Killebrew vs. Oak, 1969

11: Killebrew vs. KCA, 1961

9: Killebrew vs. Cle, 1962

9: Killebrew vs. Bos, 1964

8: Dozier vs. CWS, 2016

8: Cuddyer vs. KCR, 2009

8: Morneau vs. CWS, 2007

8: Killebrew vs. KCA, 1968

8: Allison vs. CWS, 1964

8: Killebrew vs. Bos, 1963

8: Killebrew vs. Was, 1962

With 22 doubles (entering Friday) and three weeks to play, Joe Mauer is within reach of the Twins’ record for most seasons with 25 or more doubles:


Seasons with 25 doubles

11: Kirby Puckett

10: Joe Mauer

8: Gary Gaetti

7: Justin Morneau

7: Rod Carew

7: Tony Oliva


Whether Mauer makes it or not, he’s got a long way to go to reach the MLB record for being a doubles machine.


Seasons with 25 doubles

18: Paul Molitor

18: Pete Rose

17: Adrian Beltre (active)

17: Cal Ripken

17: George Brett