Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits a three-run home run off of Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers in the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is out of the lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a sore right hamstring.
Dozier said before the game Friday night that he hopes to return Saturday.
Dozier said he was injured coming out of the box after his first at-bat Wednesday night in a 16-4 loss at Houston. He did some light running Friday afternoon and said he felt much better than a day earlier.
Dozier is hitting .220 for the struggling Twins, but was 6 for 11 in the Astros series and hit his fourth home run Wednesday.