Twins' Miguel Sano feasting on fastballs

July 24, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu may want to be careful when attempting to test Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano with a fastball when the two teams meet Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Sano ranks second in the majors in slugging percentage vs. fastballs, just behind Oakland A's first baseman Yonder Alonso.

The Twins' leader in home runs with 23, Sano is batting .272 with a .365 on-base percentage and a .528 overall slugging percentage.

Player Team SLG% vs. Fastballs
Yonder Alonso Athletics .791
Miguel Sano Twins .757
Bryce Harper Nationals .727
Nolan Arenado Rockies .722
Michael Fonforto Mets .715

The Twins will turn to veteran Bartolo Colon again against the Dodgers, and while he may be contemplating retirement, the 44-year-old could have one last record in him.

Colon has a chance to tie former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle's record for interleague wins Monday.

Now in his 20th major-league season, Colon has 29 wins in 62 interleague games and is just one win away from matching Buehrle's record.

Player Interleague wins
Mark Buehrle 30
Bartolo Colon 29
Justin Verlander 28
CC Sabathia 26
A.J. Burnett 25
Freddy Garcia 25

Statistics courtesy of STATS LLC

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