MINNEAPOLIS -- The record's been shattered into so many pieces, it's unclear who even appears on the cover.
The Twins' descent continues. Among manifold problems, an almost complete lack of production with runners in scoring position stands out as a central reason.
Even affable second baseman Brian Dozier is tired of talking about it.
"We've been asked that a lot," said Dozier, one of the few Minnesota players who hangs around the clubhouse long after games these days. "It's not a different mentality or anything. You just have to bear down a little more."
Manager Ron Gardenhire's frequently addressed it.
"I don't know if it's trying too hard," Gardenhire said. "I think that probably comes into play. Guys read about it. Guys know about it. They're all working at it. The unfortunate part is the only way you can get better at it is for it to come up in game situations. You can't practice game situations during batting practice."
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