Stat Line Of The Night — 7/22/12 — Ryan Doumit
Wins haven’t been easy to come by for the Minnesota Twins this season, as their 39-55 record heading into Sunday was good enough for last place in the American League. Taking on the second-worst team in the American League, the Kansas City Royals, the Twins had the opportunity to bring themselves one game closer to climbing out of the AL basement, and they would do just that, thanks to an impressive offensive performance from Ryan Doumit.
The Twins’ designated hitter opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning, added two more runs with his RBI single in the third, and added to the Twins’ lead with his second homer of the day in the sixth inning. When it was all said and done, Doumit was able to produce two home runs (one from each side of the plate, making him the first Twin in their 20-year history to accomplish such a feat), one single, three runs and four RBIs during a 7-5 victory for the Twins.
With the win, the Twins now find themselves just a half-game back of the Royals as these two AL Central rivals battle to stay out of the basement in the American League. As for Doumit, he ups his average on the season to .291, while earning himself “The Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, July 22, 2o12.