Twins turning DP’s at a record pace

The Twins have turned a Major League-leading 73 double plays this year, turning at least one double play in 38 games and multiple double plays in 23 games. Minnesota is on pace to record 237 double plays, which would set an MLB record, passing the 1956 Yankees’ 213 double plays. The Twins season record for double plays in a season is 203, done in 1979, and is tied for fifth-best in Major League history.

Then again your pitching staff needs to give up a lot of hits and walks to allow so many runners on base in order to get double play opportunities. The Twins pitching remains the worst in the American League as opposing batters are hitting .285 and the Twins pitching staff has a 5.25 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP.

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