REDIRECT::Dozier's grand slam Twins' fourth walk-off of season
Brian Dozier's grand slam capped a wild afternoon -- and evening -- at Target Field on Sunday night.
The Twins second baseman clobbered a pitch in the 10th inning to end a four-and-a-half hour game, making a group of kids sitting in left field very, very happy and finishing it all off with a nice little bat flip.
It was the fourth walk-off to go the Twins' way this season, and their first in more than a month. Relive all four of them below.
April 11, 2018 -- Max Kepler hits a solo homer off Houston Astros pitcher Brad Peacock
Things weren't looking good for the Twins after Logan Morrison struck out and Eduardo Escobar grounded one to the second baseman in the bottom of the ninth. Fortunately, Kepler turned on the seventh pitch he saw, launching a solo home run into the seats in right field to give the Twins their first walk-off win of the year.
April 18, 2018 -- Ryan LaMarre hits a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin
The Twins earned their second walk-off just a week later, this time under the bright lights of Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn Stadium. Eddie Rosario, Morrison and Escobar reached to load the bases for LaMarre in the bottom of the 16th inning. The spring training standout delivered with a single to score Rosario and end the game.
June 3, 2018 -- Eddie Rosario hits a two-run homer off Indians pitcher Cody Allen
This time it was Rosie who called game, hitting a bomb to center field in the ninth. It was an appropriate ending following a wild afternoon at Target Field that featured five home runs: Three for the Twins, and two for the Indians.
July 15, 2018 -- Brian Dozier hits a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese
Intentionally walking Joe Mauer and Rosario to get to a sometimes inconsistent Brian Dozier may seem like a good idea on paper, but it didn't work out very well for the Rays. Dozier turned on the third pitch he saw, finishing off a marathon of a game with a grand slam. This one had everything: Balks, ejections, and one spectacular finish.