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Minnesota Twins Alexi Casillia celebrated with Joe Mauer who hit a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, July 31, 2009. (Bruce Bisping/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had three hits and an RBI and the Minnesota Twins bullpen pitched 4 2-3 innings of scoreless relief in a 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Mauer had two singles, a double and a walk to improve his batting average to .333, second in the AL behind the Angels' Mike Trout. Ryan Doumit added two hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the series against the slumping Orioles. Adam Jones hit a three-run homer for Baltimore, but Zach Britton gave up four runs on six hits with a career-high six walks in four innings as the O's dropped their third in a row to fall 10 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. Jones was at the plate with a runner on in the ninth, but Jared Burton struck him out for his third save. Alex Burnett (3-2) pitched an inning for the win and Luis Ayala (2-3) gave up two runs on five hits in 2 2-3 innings for the loss. The game was tied with two outs in the bottom of the seventh when ...
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