STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

From behind to ahead

They are the most rewarding, heroic occurrences in baseball: hits that turn a deficit into a lead with one swing. Whether it’s a two-run single in the third inning or a bottom-of-the-ninth grand slam, they are surprisingly rare. Brian Dozier leads the Twins this season with three such hits, while Kurt Suzuki has two — both coming in the past two weeks. Here are the Twins’ all-time leaders in once-trailing-now-leading hits:

Harmon Killebrew52*

Kent Hrbek29

Justin Morneau28

Kirby Puckett28

Torii Hunter20

Rod Carew16

Gary Gaetti15

Bob Allison15

Jason Kubel12

Zoilo Versalles12

*-44 of these were home runs