Dodgers win marathon game 2; sweep Twins

Twins pitchers allowed 12 walks,  none of whom scored, but the Dodgers hung on for a 12-inning 4-3 win over the Twins in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader at Target Field Thursday. The Dodgers hit three home runs in the game including two in the 12th inning (one by former Twin Drew Butera).

Tonight’s game was the longest in Target Field history, at 5 hours, 11 minutes…the previous record was September 2, 2010 vs. Detroit (4:47).
 The Twins have now lost seven straight Interleague games, their last win coming June 19, 2013 against Philadelphia…the last time the Twins have
been swept by an Interleague team was May 20-22, 2013 at Atlanta…Twins pitchers walked 12 hitters tonight, the most in a game since they
walked 12 on April 29, 1988, at Boston (10-innings).
 KRIS JOHNSON made his Twins debut tonight, and just his second career start, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings…he threw 106 pitches (59
strikes)…his only other start came on September 1, 2013, when he allowed five runs on seven hits as a Pirate in a 7-2 loss vs. St. Louis.
 JOE MAUER’s (3-for-5) first inning single extended his Interleague hitting streak to 13 games…he has now hit safely in all 11 career games against
the Dodgers, going 24-for-42 (.571)…Mauer has reached base at least twice in each of his last seven games overall.
 BRIAN DOZIER (1-for-4) came into today’s doubleheader leading the major leagues with 25 runs scored in 24 games…he scored one run tonight,
giving him 26 on the season…after a first inning single, he has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, hitting .282 (11-for-39) with two home
runs, four RBI, eight walks and eight runs scored over that span.
 Twins relievers stranded all nine inherited runners tonight…ANTHONY SWARZAK stranded both of his runners in relief of Johnson in the fifth
inning…MICHAEL TONKIN all three in relief of Swarzak in the sixth…CALEB THIELBAR all three in relief of Swarzak in the seventh…Burton one in

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