Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
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One thing they need for next season: Better luck with injuries and prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Phil Hughes has 181 strikeouts and 16 walks. The record for the most strikeouts in a season with fewer than 20 walks is 185 (Cliff Lee, 2010). He'll start Wednesday and look to set a record.
Five teams have at least four players with 30-plus doubles this season. Four -- Tigers, Brewers, Cardinals and Dodgers -- are playoff contenders. The other is the Twins (Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Kurt Suzuki and Trevor Plouffe).
Second basemen in MLB history who have had at least one season with 30 doubles, 20 homers and 20 steals: Joe Morgan, Ryne Sandberg, Juan Samuel, Craig Biggio, Roberto Alomar, Damion Easley, Ray Durham, Alfonso Soriano, Brandon Phillips, Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia and ... Brian Dozier.
Look at the bright side: There are only three more years left on Ricky Nolasco's deal. That's good, right?
How many pitchers have more than 135 strikeouts and fewer than 20 walks in all of baseball? One. Phil Hughes, with 148 and 15.
After jumping from Double-A, how about the start to Kennys Vargas' big-league career. Very impressive.
Byron Buxton promoted to Double-A. Get excited!
Real nice, probably under-the-radar, smallish extension for Kurt Suzuki. I was a big fan of that move.
The only Twins player to ever have a season with at least 25 homers and 25 steals was Corey Koskie, who did so in 2001 with 26 and 27. Brian Dozier is at 19 and 16 right now.
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGKurt Suzuki , C.288
HRBrian Dozier , 2B23
RBITrevor Plouffe , 3B80
OBPJoe Mauer , 1B.361
SLGTrevor Plouffe , 3B.423
RBrian Dozier , 2B112
SBJordan Schafer , LF30
WPhil Hughes , SP16
ERAPhil Hughes , SP3.52
WHIPPhil Hughes , SP1.13
KPhil Hughes , SP186
SVGlen Perkins , RP34
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