Doumit Becomes Third Twin To Homer From Both Sides In Game

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

Twins history was made on Sunday in a 7-5 victory over Kansas City.

In the weekend series, Minnesota took two out of three games from the Royals, but the big story on Sunday was Ryan Doumit. DHing for the Twins, Doumit homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs. No Minnesota player had homered from both sides of the plate in a single game in 20 years, and Doumit is just the third Twins player to ever do it. The others were Chili Davis (1992) and Roy Smalley (1986).

The first shot was a no-doubter when Doumit homered to lead off the second inning swinging left-handed.

The second one was a bomb too, traveling 401 feet. Doumit hit this one out right handed in the sixth.

It was Doumit’s sixth career multihomer game, the second this season. Hitting .354 in his past 26 games, Doumit also had a two-run single with two outs in a four-run third to match his career high for RBIs.

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