Here's yet another Brian Dozier note to keep track of as he digs in against Seth Lugo tonight.

Dozier's 20-game hitting streak is a career high. It also is the longest hitting streak by a Twins player since Ben Revere in 2012 when he hit in 21 straight. Torii Hunter is next, with a 23-game streak in 2007.

Dozier is tied with the Braves Freddie Freeman with the longest active hit streak in the league. Dozier is a little lucky to still have a streak, Bartolo Colon crafted seven shutout innings on Friday, giving up just three hits. One was a slow roller by Dozier down the third base line that Jose Reyes had no chance to throw Dozier out on.

Also, Dozier is one run away from 100 and two RBI away from 100. He would join Harmon Killebrew as the only Twins to have 40 homers, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI in the same season.

The Twins will face Seth Lugo for the first time ever tonight. Lugo has been on a roll, going 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts.


Miguel Sano's MRI came back clean, Molitor said all it showed was evidence of an old back injury. Sano will continue to undergo treatment while taking light swings. The Twins hope he will return to the lineup by mid-week.

Tyler Duffey is being skipped in the rotation, thanks to Monday's off-day. The next five starts will go to Gibson, Santiago, Berrios, Santana then Gibson.

Mets righthander Jacob deGrom was supposed to start on Sunday but felt discomfort while playing catch today and the club has announced that he needs elbow surgery. Gabriel Ynoa will start in his place.


Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Jorge Polanco, SS
Max Kepler, RF
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Eddie Rosario, LF
Byron Buxton, CF
Juan Centeno, C
Ervin Santana, RHP


Jose Reyes, 3B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Jay Bruce, RF
T.J. Rivera, 2B
James Loney, 1B
Rene Rivera, C
Seth Lugo, RHP