STATiSTICALLY SPEAKING

This season is the 40th anniversary of Rod Carew’s memorable chase of a .400 batting average, and June was his greatest month; he entered July batting .411. Here are the greatest one-month hit totals in Twins history:

54 Rod Carew, June 1977

50 Tony Oliva, July 1965

49 Tony Oliva, May 1964

48 Zoilo Versalles, Aug. 1965

47 Paul Molitor, Aug. 1996

46 Delmon Young, July 2010

46 Kirby Puckett, Sept. 1988

46 Lyman Bostock, July 1977

46 Rod Carew, July 1975

46 Tony Oliva, July 1964

Ervin Santana doubled and Jose Berrios singled in San Francisco a week ago, a rarity for Twins pitchers. Here are the franchise leaders in hits by a pitcher since the designated hitter rule was adopted in 1973 (plate appearances in parentheses):

7 Johan Santana (25)

4 Joe Mays (10)

4 Eric Milton (13)

3 Brad Radke (6)

3 Kyle Lohse (8)

3 Scott Baker (8)

2 Jose Berrios (3)

2 Kyle Gibson (4)

2 Francisco Liriano (4)

2 Scott Diamond (6)

2 Carl Pavano (8)