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1st-frame 2B earns Dozier piece of Twins history

Second baseman's hitting streak now at 15 games, tying club record
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ST. PETERSBURG -- Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff double Saturday night during a 10-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.

The knock handed Dozier a share of the club record hitting streak to start the season, along with Kirby Puckett (1994) and Josh Willingham (2012). Dozier has now hit safely in 22 consecutive games, dating back to Sept. 22.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff double Saturday night during a 10-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.

The knock handed Dozier a share of the club record hitting streak to start the season, along with Kirby Puckett (1994) and Josh Willingham (2012). Dozier has now hit safely in 22 consecutive games, dating back to Sept. 22.

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"I am liking his approach," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Dozier added a third-inning single to finish 2-for-4. He's hitting .376 (35-for-93) during the streak.

Meanwhile, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 to snap his on-base streak against the Rays at 27 games. It was the first time he had not reached base against Tampa Bay since Aug. 11, 2012, at Target Field.

Joey Johnston is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Petersburg.

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