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Dodgers go solo route to finally chill Twins, 4-3, in 12 innings
Dodgers go solo route to finally chill Twins, 4-3, in 12 innings

Who knew the Dodgers could play for Bud Grant? All this time, and it turns out they’re a cold-weather team. The Dodgers completed their three-game sweep of the Twins in Minneapolis on Thursday, taking the second game of a day-night doubleheader, 4-3, on solo home runs by Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera in the 12th inning. Van Slyke also tripled in the game, missing a home run by inches, but it was his blast to lead off the 12th that finally led to the end of the Dodgers’ latest five-hour-plus game. The Dodgers won Thursday’s first game, 9-4, but everything about the second game proved difficult, and that’s not even considering the 46-degree weather. The Dodgers went two for 13 with...

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