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With each hard-hit single the opposite way, with every double to the gap, with every highlight-reel defensive play behind the plate, Joe Mauer pushes the nightmare of last season further and further behind him.
The Minnesota Twins All-Star is getting cheered again by his home fans. He's in the race for the American League batting title again. And, most tellingly, he's making the game look easy again.
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.
''It's kind of one of those, `Oh well, it's Joe again' type things,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We've seen that before. He's won a lot of batting titles doing that same thing. He can flat-out hit. The bottom line is the guy can hit.''
Mauer had two singles, a double and a walk to improve his batting average to .333, second in the AL behind the Angels'...
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Although the Minnesota Twins aren't having the greatest of seasons, star catcher Joe Mauer turned in a pretty amazing catch from last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore's Ryan Flannery was attempting to bunt in the sixth inning but popped the ball up into the air.
Watch as Joe makes the play in the diving fashion:
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