MINNEAPOLIS At the beginning of this season, the Minnesota Twins struggled to turn double plays. For a stretch of six games early in the year, they didn't turn a single one. Often times, they'd get the first out but fail to capitalize on the second one.
Now, Minnesota leads all of baseball in double plays turned, much to the surprise of those turning them.
"Do we really?" asked shortstop Brian Dozier, when told that the Twins' 69 double plays turned leads the majors. (The next closest is Toronto with 57.)
Added second baseman Alexi Casilla: "Seriously? I didn't know that."
Indeed, the Twins have perfected the art of, well, the twin killing. They turned four double plays in Monday's 5-4 win over the visiting Oakland Athletics, the first time this season that an opponent grounded into four double plays against Minnesota.
Left-hander Scott Diamond was on the mound when three of those four double plays were turned. Diamond was making just his fifth start since being called up fro...