Dozier’s Homerun Gives Twins 6-4 Win Over Marlins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier's two-out, two-run home run in the 11th inning gave Minnesota a 6-4 victory Tuesday night over the Miami Marlins, the third game-ending homer in Dozier's career and just the second win for the Twins in their last eight games.
Dustin McGowan (0-2) walked Joe Mauer and gave up the drive to Dozier to take the loss for the Marlins, who led 4-3 until Robbie Grossman's home run off David Phelps in the eighth.
Buddy Boshers (1-0), the eighth Twins pitcher of the game, struck out two batters in the 11th for his first major league victory. The Twins bullpen, which began the game with the second-highest opponent batting average (.279) in the majors, logged 6 2/3 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and three hits allowed.
Eduardo Nunez homered twice off Marlins starter Adam Conley, and Grossman doubled and scored in a two-run first inning.