Kurt Suzuki produced three hits, including a two-run double that opened the scoring in the Twins’ 4-3 win over the Indians. Suzuki now has nine games with at least three hits this season, the highest total by any catcher in the majors this season (only including hits when a player was in his team’s lineup as a catcher, of course). Suzuki entered the day tied with Salvador Perez of the Royals and Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers, each of whom has eight (Lucroy also has had a pair of three-hit games while in the lineup at first base). This could become the first season since Kurt Suzuki reached the major leagues that he produces more games of three-or-more hits than does his more famous namesake, Ichiro Suzuki. Through Monday night’s games, Kurt possesses a 9-to-3 lead in that category.
The question is how long the Twins best trade chip will remain in a Minnesota uniform.