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St. Paul Pioneer Press 10 hours ago
Twins: Joe Mauer out of starting lineup against Chris Sale

Twins: Joe Mauer out of starting lineup against Chris Sale

CHICAGO -- Don't call it the Chris Sale Flu.

Twinsights: Joe Mauer sits despite good numbers against Chris Sale

CHICAGO -- Don’t call it the Chris Sale Flu. Joe Mauer has hit .296 in 27 career at-bats against the left-handed ace of the Chicago White Sox. However, Twins manager Paul Molitor still opted to keep Mauer out of Saturday’s starting lineup for just the second time all year. “He has battled Sale really well,” Molitor said. “Kind of a big-picture thing today for me. I know he had the off days. It’s early. Game 42? Just one of those days.” Molitor noted that Saturday marked the first of three straight day games for the Twins, who will play four […] The post Twinsights: Joe Mauer...
Beaver County Times May 20, 2015
Pirates Insider: Pirates lose to Twins in 13th on Mauer's homer

Pirates Insider: Pirates lose to Twins in 13th on Mauer's homer

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season in the 13th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 20, 2015
Twins: Joe Mauer's first home run beats Pirates in 13th inning

Twins: Joe Mauer's first home run beats Pirates in 13th inning

PITTSBURGH -- Joe Mauer picked a great time to end the longest home run drought of his career.
Beaver County Times May 20, 2015
Twins' Mauer a cautionary tale for Pirates

Twins' Mauer a cautionary tale for Pirates

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer’s story is like that of Pirates second baseman Neil Walker, but on a larger scale.
DRaysBay May 15, 2015

Rays vs. Twins game one recap: Kevin Cash leaves Jake Odorizzi in too long

Costs the Rays a winnable game. For six and a half innings, this game was really fun. Then Kevin Cash ruined it. The Fun Part After the Rays went quietly in the top of the first, the Twins threatened in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Torii Hunter plopped a soft line drive into shallow left center. Joe Mauer grounded softly to the right side but through a hole, and Torii Hunter immediately went for third. Steven Souza Jr. had no chance to throw Hunter out at third, but he tried anyway, allowing Mauer to dig for second. With two men in scoring position and one out, Jake Odorizzi had...
Twinkie Town May 15, 2015

Souhan: Torii Hunter's Smile Could Take Joe Mauer's Beard in a Fight

The math doesn't lie. At the end of the 2007 season, Torii Hunter was 32. His smile, though, retained the youthful vigor of a player fresh out of the minors. The Twins made Hunter contract offers that left him with the clear understanding that the franchise didn’t value his winning smile and all it brought to the clubhouse. He signed with the Angels. In the spring of 2010, Joe Mauer was 26. The previous season, he had earned the American League MVP award by performing like a power hitter for the only time in his career, like some kind of butthole.  He was quiet and never once...

A tale of two Twins deals: Joe Mauer vs. Torii Hunter

Who has been a better value?  The answer may surprise you.
Twinkie Town May 8, 2015

Twins Continue to Roll, Dump Cleveland 9-3

That's 8 of 9 now. This is getting serious. A huge night from Torii Hunter keyed another offensive outburst as the Twins cruised to a 9-3 win over Cleveland.  Hunter contributed a solo dong, two doubles and 4 RBI on his way to a 4-for-4 night (plus a walk). Meanwhile, Mike Pelfrey shook off a sketchy start to pitch seven groundball-intensive innings and run his record to 3-0 and ERA to 2.62.  Twinkie Town has been unable to confirm if Pelfrey has received another contract extension through 2022. The Twins opened the scoring on a Joe Mauer single (not a homer) that drove in Hunter after...

Twins give Joe Mauer first day off this season

After playing in each of the Twins' 28 games this season, Joe Mauer will rest for the first time in their afternoon game Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.
Twinkie Town Apr 27, 2015

Gamethread: Tigers @ Twins

Torii is back in the lineup and Nunez is still the DH against David Price and the Tigers Bless You Boys Kinsler 2B, Iglesias SS, Cabrera 1B, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez, Cespedes LF, Avila C, Perez 3B, Gose CF, Price SP Minnesota Twins Dozier 2B, Hunter RF, Mauer 1B, Plouffe 3B, Nunez DH, Suzuki C, Robinson LF, Schafer CF, Santana SS, Milone SP
AaronGleeman.com Apr 27, 2015

Twins Notes: Mauer, Hughes, Gibson, Perkins, Santana, and Gardenhire

• He's still not showing any power, but Joe Mauer is doing his usual thing (.299 batting average, .392 on-base percentage, 11/11 K/BB ratio) despite dramatically changing his approach at the plate by being more aggressive early in counts and pulling more balls in the air. Whether it will ultimately lead to a better overall […]
Twinkie Town Apr 27, 2015

Twins 4, Mariners 2: Mauer sinks Seattle with extra-innings triple

Joe Mauer's big day backs a strong effort from Kyle Gibson. Roenis Elias' curve seems eminently hittable. At least it was to Joe Mauer, who stroked a third inning double into the left-center field gap to put the Twins up 2-0 early. Seattle had shifted Austin Jackson so that he was shading Mauer into left, but the ball was hit hard enough and far enough that nobody was going to get to it. Shane Robinson, who had just swung as hard as he possibly could to ground a ball past Logan Morrison at first, scored easily. Trevor Plouffe's first inning single had put the Twins up 1-0. Those two runs...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 26, 2015
Twins 4, Mariners 2: Joe Mauer has three-hit, three-RBI game

Twins 4, Mariners 2: Joe Mauer has three-hit, three-RBI game

SEATTLE -- Maybe Joe Mauer should just stay in the No. 3 slot in the batting order after all.

Twinsights: Molitor strongly considered Mauer in leadoff spot

SEATTLE -- Paul Molitor considered a number of different options in the leadoff spot once he decided to give struggling shortstop Danny Santana another break on Saturday. The two that rated the most consideration: Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer. Not once in a career that began in 2004 and has included 1,263 starts, including Saturday, has Mauer ever started a game in the leadoff spot. But with the Twins averaging just 3.0 runs per game, last in the American League and third-worst in the majors, Molitor could soon attempt to satisfy his curiosity. “You can go to your sabermetrics experts, and...

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