Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Brian Dozier hit a home run. After hitting three dingers in honor of workers’ rights on Labor Day, Dozier has clubbed another home run. Not only is it his fifth consecutive game with a homer, but it’s his 39th homer of the season. That ties the American League single-season record for home runs by a second baseman, also held by Alfonso Soriano who jacked 39 in 2002.
The overall record is 42, held by the Cardinals’ Rogers Hornsby (1922) and the Braves’ Davey Johnson (1973).
Dozier’s first-inning home run off of Dillon Gee cut the Twins’ deficit to 2-1. Shortly thereafter, Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homer of his own to tie the game. In the second inning, Eddie Rosario broke the 2-2 tie with another solo shot.
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