Here are three thoughts following the Twins' 5-2 win over Milwaukee

RELIEVER FLIP-FLOP: When Casey Fien took returned from the disabled list on May 29, Twins manager Paul Molitor made him the seventh-inning pitcher, opting to stick with Blaine Boyer. But on Saturday, Boyer came on in the seventh to get the final out of the inning, and Fien pitched the eighth. Molitor has made a switch. ''I trust them both.'' Molitor said. ''Casey has been throwing the ball really well. Right now. I'm comfortable with Boyer coming in there and getting outs in the seventh and Casey doing the eighth. That's how it's been looking to me and Neil (Allen).''

DOZIER THE MAN: Dozier could miss out on an All-Star spot because Jose Altuve and Jason Kipnis are on fire and Royals fans have stuffed cyber-ballot boxes for Omar Infante. In addition to hitting 15 homers, Dozier can play defense. He made a nice flip throw with his glove to get Jean Segura in the fifth inning and made an excellent stop on Adam Lind to end the sixth with two men on base.

HUNTER AND GARZA: Yes I do believe that Hunter distracted Matt Garza in the fifth when Eduardo Escobar hit his three-run homer. Hunter attempting to steal second on a pitch that Escobar fouled off clearly got Garza's attention. One thing about Garza is that he doesn't like throwing to bases -- he short-hopped Adam Lind on a toss to first during the game. So he's got to look runners back and try other things to slow down the running game. But that's an opening for him to take his focus off the batter just enough to be burned by a mistake, which happened on the next pitch. I couldn't get to Garza after the game to ask him, but it sure looked that way.

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