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MINNEAPOLIS Joe Mauer has been in the race before. Three times, he's emerged victorious.
Now, the Minnesota Twins catcher is trying to come from behind to win his fourth American League batting title. Mauer entered Wednesday's game in hot pursuit of Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who is a threat to become baseball's first Triple Crown winner since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera ended Tuesday's game against Kansas City batting .329. After going 3-for-4 against the Yankees on Tuesday, Mauer was close behind Cabrera at .326.
But Mauer went 0-for-4 in the series finale against the Yankees on Wednesday, dropping his average to .323. He struck out three times against New York ace CC Sabathia before grounding out in his final at-bat.
That dropped Mauer behind Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout, who is batting .324 entering Los Angeles' game Wednesday night against Seattle. Meanwhile, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is still in contention with a .320 a...
BEST OF MAXIM
With another failed Twins' season nearly, mercifully, behind us it's time to look at next season and speculate on how the Twins' will suck next year. Actually it's pretty obvious, and it's once again starting pitching. A remarkable twelve pitchers made starts for the Twins this season, and with Pavano hopefully gone via free agency, Nick Blackburn and Jason...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins took speedy high school outfielder Byron Buxton with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. On Tuesday, Buxton was named by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League.
Buxton ranked ahead of Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who was taken No. 1 overall in the draft by Houston. Blue Jays outfielder D.J. Davis, third baseman...
As the Minnesota Twins head into the offseason next week, they do so with many question marks on the pitching staff. None of the five starters the Twins had in their rotation to start the year ended the 2012 season on the 25-man roster. Carl Pavano was shut down with an injury. Scott Baker had season-ending Tommy John surgery. Jason Marquis was released. Francisco Liriano was traded...
Denard Span believes he's a good major league center fielder, and he'd like to stay there, but if he had to choose between center field and staying with the Twins, he'd prefer to remain in Minnesota. "Obviously I know what I'm capable of doing. I know I can play the center field position at a pretty high level. That's where I want to be," Span said...
Josh Willingham injured his left shoulder while trying to rob an Eric Chavez home run yesterday. The Minnesota Twins left fielder was drifting back on the ball hit by Chavez of the Yankees. As he reached the wall, Willingham leapt and reach for the ball, but he could not make the grab. The injury was not immediately apparent, but Willingham was replaced at the start of...
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Samuel Deduno has left the game against the New York Yankees because of irritation in his left eye.
Deduno was removed with two outs in the second inning after walking Eric Chavez on Wednesday afternoon. Manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant athletic trainer Dave Pruemer came out to the mound for a long discussion with Deduno before replacing him...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The first thing on Justin Morneau's mind is Minnesota's place in the standings. The Twins are 65-91, barely ahead of last year's 99-loss pace.
The other frustrations for the 31-year-old first baseman are a .273 batting average, 19 home runs and 77 RBIs. Those aren't bad numbers by any view, particularly given...
MINNEAPOLIS On Tuesday afternoon, a pair of major league outfielders shared a brief exchange on Twitter. The original post was by Baltimore's Adam Jones, who tweeted: "Gotta get after it. StayHungry" as his team prepared to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.Jones' tweet was in regard to Baltimore's chase for an American League wild card spot or perhaps an AL East...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The nights are definitely getting cooler, but the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. "You know what's in front of you, and you know you have an opportunity to pick up another game...
MINNEAPOLIS - The nights are definitely getting cooler. But the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning...
C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New
York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games
over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.