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Mauer Chosen As Lone Twins’ All Star

The American and National League All Stars were chosen Sunday and the lone Twins' representative is catcher Joe Mauer.

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Twins, Liriano Beat White Sox 4-1

The Twins won 4-1 at home against the Chicago White Sox Monday night. Francisco Liriano threw 7 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win and improve to 2-7. Minnesota scored 1 run in the 1st inning and added 2 more runs in the 2nd. Joe Mauer was 3-4 with a run scored and 1 RBI and Ben Revere was 4-5 for Minnesota. Mauer is hitting .323 while Revere is now hitting .331. Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning to get his 2nd save in as many days.

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Reds Blank Twins; Mauer Returns

The Twins lost 6-0 in Cincinnati to the Reds Saturday afternoon. Johnny Cueto threw 7 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts for the win for the Reds. Brian Duensing made the start for the Twins and allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs in 3 innings to take the loss. The start was the first this season for Duensing. Joe Mauer was in the lineup at first base with Justin Morneau getting the day off. Mauer, Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit each had 1 hit for the Twins. Mauer had missed 4 games with a bruised quad.

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Twins Beat Brewers In 15 Innings

The Twins downed Milwaukee 5-4 in 15 innings Sunday. Denard Span had the game-winning RBI single in the 15th inning to win in. Span was 4-8 with a run and 1 RBI on the day. Joe Mauer was 3-4 with 2 RBIs but left the game early with a bruised right quadriceps. Jame Carroll was 4-7 with 2 runs and 1 RBI for the Twins. Nick Blackburn started the game and allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings and didn't figure in the final decision. Anthony Swarzak threw a scoreless 15th inning to get the win.

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Twins, Mauer Pound Cubs 11-3

The Twins defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-3 Saturday afternoon behind Joe Mauer. Mauer had missed 4 games with a thumb injury but in his first game back was 3-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs. Trevor Plouffe had another solid game going 2-4 with his 9th homerun of the season. Justin Morneau went 2-2 with 2 runs scored for Minnesota. Scott Diamond threw 6 shutout innings with 7 hits allowed with 5 strikeouts to get the win and improve to 5-1.

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Twins, Mauer Beat Cleveland 7-4

The Twins downed Cleveland 7-4 Saturday night behind solid performances from Trevor Plouffe and Joe Mauer. Mauer was 3-5 with a 2-run homerun and 3 RBIs on the night and Plouffe was 2-4 with a solo homerun and 3 RBIs on the night. Ben Revere and Denard Span each added 2 hits and Revere scored 2 runs. P.J. Walters started the game but didn't hang around long enough to get the win. He allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

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Angels Beat Twins, Liriano 8-3

The Twins lost 8-3 at home to the Los Angeles Angels Monday night in the first game of a 3-game series. Francisco Liriano allowed 5 hits, 3 walks and 4 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 0-5. Liriano's ERA is 9.45 this season. Manager Ron Gardenhire isn't happy with Liriano's performance but says Liriano will stay in the rotation. Shortstop Brian Dozier made his major league debut and was 1-4 at the plate. Erik Komatsu was 2-4 and Joe Mauer was 1-4 with 1 RBI for the Twins. Jared Weaver allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 6 innings to get the win for the Angels.

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Twins Lose to Royals Friday; Rained Out Saturday

The Twins lost 7-6 to Kansas City Friday night to extend their losing streak to 6 games and drop their record to an American League worst 5-15 record. Kansas City scored 2 runs in the 8th inning to break a 5-all tie and Minnesota managed just 1 run in the 8th inning and came up short. Alexi Casilla had 2 hits and 2 RBIs and both Denard Span and Joe Mauer added two hits. Brian Duensing took the loss in relief for the Twins.

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Red Sox Edge Twins 7-6

The Twins lost 7-6 at home to the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night despite a feverish comeback. Minnesota fell behind 7-1 before scoring 5 runs in the 6th inning to cut the lead to 7-6. Sean Burroughs grounded into a double-play to end the inning and end the rally. Joe Mauer went 2-5 at the plate with 2 RBIs, Alexi Casilla was 3-4 with a run and 1 RBI, Ben Revere was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and Justin Morneau added 2 hits including a RBI double for the Twins.

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Twins Beat Yankees 7-3

The Twins won 7-3 in the Bronx against the Yankees Monday night in the first game of a 4-game series. Minnesota scored 2 runs in the 1st inning, 2 in the 5th and 2 more in the 8th. The New York Yankees hit back to back homeruns off Carl Pavano in the first inning before Pavano settled down. Pavano allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to get the win. Joe Mauer went 3-4 with a run scored and 1 RBI, Justin Morneau was 2-5 with a solo homerun and Ryan Doumit and Jamey Carroll each had 2 hits for Minnesota.

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