Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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MINNEAPOLIS A glance at the American League batting race shows two names very familiar to Minnesota Twins fans high on the leaderboard. One has been there before, and the other is in that mix for the first time. The familiar one is catcher Joe Mauer, who, after going 2-for-4 Wednesday against Detroit, is batting .320 -- good for third among all American League hitters. Mauer is certainly no stranger to batting races, as he has won three AL batting titles during his nine-year career. His first came in 2006, when he led the league with a .347 average. He then won consecutive batting titles in 2008 and 2009, when he hit .328 and .365, respectively. Just behind Mauer is 24-year-old Twins teammate Ben Revere. Though the speedy outfielder has proved he can hit at every minor league level, the success he's having in the majors this season is new for him. He's was batting .319 through Wednesday, tied with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout leads all AL hitt...
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