KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins.
The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning Sunday, made a couple of stellar defensive plays at third base and gave Homer Bailey and the Kansas City bullpen all the offense they needed against the Twins on a soggy, overcast afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
I knew my timing was going to be off, said Dozier, who had been sidelined the last three weeks with an oblique strain. I felt better today. Hopefully keep getting better and better.