Twins miss bats of Molitor, Nixon

August 19, 1998|By Roch Kubatko

Paul Molitor remained out of the Minnesota Twins' lineup last night after leaving Saturday's game with a sprained right ankle.

The Twins' designated hitter was batting .405 (17-for-42) with five RBIs in his last 10 games, and had his sixth career five-hit game Aug. 8 against the Orioles.

Three of those hits came off last night's starter, Sidney Ponson.

He was joined on the bench last night by center fielder Otis Nixon, who was scratched with a strained left hamstring.

Nixon had two of Minnesota's seven hits in Monday's 3-2 loss to Scott Erickson.

Pub Date: 8/19/98

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