The Minnesota Twins had two representatives in this year's All-Star Game. Only one got the chance to see the field.
Catcher Joe Mauer was a starter for the American League team that won 3-0 in Tuesday's game. He was the AL's No. 8 hitter and had two at-bats before he was pulled. Closer Glen Perkins, meanwhile, did not enter Tuesday's game -- his first All-Star Game of his career.
In his first at-bat of the night, Mauer lined out to left field to end the top of the second inning. Mauer came to the plate in the top of the fifth inning with Baltimore's Adam Jones on second base and nobody out. On a 2-2 count, Mauer hit a grounder toward shortstop that Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki couldn't make a play on. Mauer reached first base safely, while Jones scampered to third.
Mauer was eventually out at second base on a fielder's choice when his former Twins teammate and current Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy grounded to second base. Hardy was safe on the play and Jones scored from third, but M...