Twins win 5th straight in opener of day-night DH, 4-3 over Miami

· The Twins earned their eighth come-from-behind victory of the season today to extend their current win-streak to five games…the five-game win-streak is the longest by Minnesota since the Twins won five in a row from June 30 (Game 1)-July 3, 2012…the Twins won the first game of today’s split double header and will look to take the series win and double header sweep tonight at 7:10 p.m. …the Twins have now won seven straight games in split double headers dating back to the beginning of 2012…Minnesota is now 5-2 all-time against the Marlins, including 3-1 at home…they are also 79-50 in Interleague play since the beginning of 2006, including 45-21 at home.
· Kevin Correia allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 7.0 innings today…he has now pitched 7.0-plus innings in all four starts, the most consecutive 7.0-inning games for a Twin since Scott Diamond did it July27-August 12, 2012…it is also the most 7.0-plus inning starts to begin a season since Ramon Ortiz made four 7.0-plus inning starts to begin the 2007 season (April 4-22)…the five strikeouts today tie his season-high and he has now struckout 10 over his last 14.0 innings.
· Glen Perkins earned his sixth save of the season today and has now converted 17 of his last 18 save opportunities dating back to July 20, 2012… he entered today as one of seven AL closers to have a 100% save conversion rate, with a minimum of five saves (Tom Wilhelmsen and Joe Nathan were 6-for-6 and Jim Johnson was 7-for-7)…Perkins has struck out eight of his last 13 batters faced.
· Brian Dozier led off the game for the Twins with a triple to left-center…it was his second triple of the season and the third of his career…it was the Twins first leadoff triple since Denard Span triples on September 12, 2012 vs. Kansas City off Luke Hochevar…Dozier finished the game going 3-for-4, tying his career-high for hits in a game (also done five other times with the last coming on August 2, 2012 at Boston)…Dozier has been the Twins leadoff hitter in three of the last four games…in those four games, the Twins leadoff hitters are hitting .474 (9-for-19) with five runs scored and a walk.
· Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run, his second career hit, with a three-run go-ahead homer off Jose Fernandez in the fifth inning…it was the Twins first three-run homer of the season…Arcia becomes the ninth youngest Twin to hit his first career home run as a Twin (21 years, 11 months and 14 days), and the youngest since Joe Mauer (21 years, 1 month and 18 days) did so on June 6, 2004.

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