Dozier's 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays

After his torrid second half last season left him with 42 homers, Brian Dozier would be wise not to worry about his future totals.

Minnesota’s sturdy second baseman still has plenty of power in that right-handed swing.

Dozier’s tiebreaking two-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning followed a pitching change by Tampa Bay and spurred the Twins to a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon over the Rays.

“I think everything’s working pretty well right now,” Dozier said, smiling as he light-heartedly chided a reporter for raising the subject of home runs. “I couldn’t care less if I hit another one.”

The AL Central-leading Twins were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position until Dozier stepped in against Tommy Hunter with a man on third. He turned a 2-1 slider into a 426-foot drive for his seventh of the season . It bounced off the ribbon videoboard between the upper and lower deck in right-center for a rare…

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