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Dozier stays tough on McCullers with homer

June 23, 2018

HOUSTON -- Royals first baseman Hunter Dozier certainly has Astros right-hander Lance McCullers's number.Dozier ripped a three-run home run to right field off McCullers in the fourth inning in a 4-3 walk-off loss in 12 innings on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.Dozier also took McCullers deep on Sunday at

HOUSTON -- Royals first baseman Hunter Dozier certainly has Astros right-hander Lance McCullers's number.
Dozier ripped a three-run home run to right field off McCullers in the fourth inning in a 4-3 walk-off loss in 12 innings on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Dozier also took McCullers deep on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, a two-run shot to left-center.
Anything Dozier sees from McCullers that his teammates don't?
"I don't think so," Dozier said. "He just threw me a fastball and I was able to make good contact."
This time, Dozier jumped on a 95-mph two-seamer from McCullers on a 2-1 count and drilled a line drive into the seats in right for his fourth home run this season.
Dozier said he expects to see more opposite-field home runs in the future.
"My last full year in the Minors in 2016, I hit quite a few the opposite way," Dozier said. "That's kind of my approach, hitting it to right-center."

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.