Dozier exits game with illness

Dozier exits game with illness

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins second baseman Brian Dozier left Sunday's 6-5 win against the Rangers in the sixth inning with an illness. He's day to day.

Dozier, who was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, was replaced at second base by Ehire Adrianza. Dozier hit three homers in the series, as he connected twice in Friday's 8-4 win. Dozier made a ranging play to his left to get Nomar Mazara in the fifth before coming out of the game.

Dozier's two-run home run

"He was just light-headed and dizzy," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "I think he just felt a little faint, to be honest with you. I didn't want to take any chances. But he's responded and he's feeling better. Hopefully, it's just one and done and there are no repercussions tomorrow."

Adrianza made a nice play to end the seventh, snaring a soft liner hit up the middle by Adrian Beltre to prevent the game-tying run from scoring.

Adrianza's nice defensive play

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.