Dozier leads off second straight game with home run
Brian Dozier hit a leadoff home run in the Twins’ 4–2 win at Houston last night. It was the second time in a span of less than a year that Dozier has led off consecutive games with homers, having also done so last September. No other player in franchise history has more than one streak of at least two straight games hitting a leadoff home run.
Brian Dozier extended his Twins all-time franchise record for career leadoff homers last night, slugging the 22nd of his career. Dozier passed Jacque Jones Friday night with his 21st career leadoff home run. His 22 leadoff home runs are tied third most in the majors since his debut season in 2012. Dozier is tied with Shin-Soo Choo and trails only Charlie Blackmon (25) and Ian Kinsler (24) in that span.
Batting in the first spot in the order, Dozier also ranks in the top 10 in Twins history in
home runs (1st, 88), RBI (3rd, 226), walks (4th, 161), runs (5th, 256), doubles (5th,
98), hits (7th, 409), and triples (tied 9th, 10).