Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/19/12
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Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer seems to have launched a stealth campaign for his fourth American League batting title. With Miguel Cabrera trying to hit the Detroit Tigers back to the top of the AL Central and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout leading the AL Rookie of the Year race, Mauer, a three-time AL batting champ, has sneaked back into the thick of it. "I'm not going to lie," he said. "That'd be nice to get back up there and win it." Mauer went 3-for-4 with two walks Tuesday in the Twins' 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. That raised his average to .325, which ranks him third in the AL behind Cabrera's .333 average and Trout's .327 mark. Mauer won AL batting titles in 2006 (.347), 2008 (.328) and 2009 (.365), and he captured the AL MVP award in '09. But during an injury-plagued 2011 season, Mauer hit a career-low .287 in 82 games, and many wondered whether he would ever regain the form that made him perhaps the best-hitti...
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