STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

Eduardo Nunez on Tuesday became the 65th Twins player to appear in an All-Star Game, though like Kurt Suzuki two years ago, he didn’t get a plate appearance. Here are the most frequent Twins’ All-Stars:

Player Games Starts

Rod Carew 11 11

Kirby Puckett 10 6

Harmon Killebrew 10 5

Joe Mauer 6 4

Earl Battey 5 4

Tony Oliva 6 3

Chuck Knoblauch 4 0

Cammilo Pascual 3 0

Justin Morneau 3 0

 

It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Max Kepler hit the Twins’ first grand slam of the season last Sunday; the rookie outfielder has had twice as many plate appearances with bases loaded than any other Twin. The most frequent batters with three runners on base in the first half:

PA H BI Avg

Max Kepler 13 3 12 .273

Robbie Grossman 6 2 4 .333

Kurt Suzuki 6 1 3 .200

Eduardo Nunez 6 1 4 .200

Eddie Rosario 6 1 5 .250

Eduardo Escobar 6 1 4 .200