Brian Dozier reached a personal milestone amid another Minnesota loss. He's having a hard time separating those contradictory feelings.

"I'm sure when the season is over, it will mean a lot more, but I just wish this was happening in (first-place) Cleveland's position or Detroit's position, where we were making a run," Dozier said. "We're still looking at losing 100 games. ... That takes something away from this."

Dozier became the fourth second baseman in MLB history to hit 40 home runs in a season in the Twins' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. According to the Star Tribune, he joins Davey Johnson and Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg and Rogers Hornsby.

Dozier is the second Minnesota player to reach 40 home runs in a season. Harmon Killebrew was the other. He did it most recently in 1970.