Final Score: Minnesota 13, Colorado 5
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with a pair of
homers as the Minnesota Twins pounded out 18 hits in a 13-5 victory over the
Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
The second baseman will be one of the participants for Monday's Home Run Derby
at Target Field.
Chris Parmelee, Sam Fuld and Eduardo Escobar each drove in two runs for the
Twins (44-50), who have won five of six heading into the All-Star break.
Minnesota starter Phil Hughes (10-5) allowed five runs on 10 hits while
striking out six over five innings.
Justin Morneau and Nolan Arenado each had three hits and an RBI for the
Rockies (40-55), who lost the final two contests of this three-game series.
Brett Anderson (0-3), making his first start since April 12 due to a broken
left index finger, gave up six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits with three
walks over five innings. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list prior
to the game.
"I got through the start healthy, and that's about the only positive," said a
The Twins exploded for five runs in the top of the first. With men on second
and third and two outs, Parmelee hit a two-run single to right-center field.
Josh Willingham singled before Escobar hit a two-run double to left-center
field. Fuld followed with an RBI single.
Colorado got two runs back in the bottom half. Carlos Gonzalez doubled and
raced home on Morneau's single to left. Arenado's RBI double to left-center
field cut the gap to three.
The Rockies scored two more runs in the second. Wilin Rosario singled, moved
to third on DJ LeMahieu's double and crossed the plate on Anderson's sacrifice
bunt. Charlie Blackmon's sac fly made it 5-4.
Trevor Plouffe led off the fifth with a triple to right-center field. He
scored on LeMahieu's throwing error.
The Rockies got the run back in the home half on Corey Dickerson's RBI
Minnesota plated a pair of runs in the seventh. Rex Brothers loaded the bases
with one out. Fuld hit a sacrifice fly before Adam Ottavino took over on the
mound. Parmelee then scored on a passed ball.
Dozier led off the eighth with a homer to left.
The Twins scored four runs off Brooks Brown in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Chris
Herrmann's RBI infield single preceded Dozier's three-run homer to left.
"We knew that we had to have offense (against Colorado)," Dozier said. "Our
offense had to come alive."
The Rockies optioned first baseman/outfielder Kyle Parker to Triple-A Colorado
Springs and transferred pitcher Jordan Lyles to the 60-day DL ... The Rockies
had 13 hits.
07/13 21:49:54 ET
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