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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...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 19, 2015

Torii Hunter's 3-run homer lifts Twins over Cleveland, 7-2

By Mike Berardino mberardino@pioneerpress.com It was Joe Mauer's birthday, but Torii Hunter blew out the candles on the Cleveland Indians.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 19, 2015

Joe Mauer enjoys rare birthday at home with his twins

Sunday marked Joe Mauer's 32nd birthday, but he celebrated with his family after Saturday's game.

Twinsights: Joe Mauer enjoys rare birthday celebration at home

Sunday marked Joe Mauer’s 32nd birthday, but he celebrated with his family after Saturday’s game. His twin daughters broke out the finger paint and presented him with artwork to commemorate the occasion. Best of all, Mauer didn’t even have to clean up the mess. Wife Maddie and the girls, Maren and Emily, had already disposed of the evidence by the time he returned home. “It was nice to be home for my birthday,” Mauer said. “Seems like we’ve been on the road the last few years.” Indeed, the Twins hadn’t been in town on Mauer’s birthday since 2010. The past […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 18, 2015
Charley Walters: Twins' 'grizzled vet' Joe Mauer doesn't feel like 32

Charley Walters: Twins' 'grizzled vet' Joe Mauer doesn't feel like 32

Joe Mauer turns 32 on Sunday. The Minnesota Twins star played in his first major league game 11 years ago, at age 21.
Twinkie Town Apr 12, 2015

White Sox pull away late, top Twins 6-2

Minnesota's slow start continues. It's hard to pick whose slow start is the most depressing. The Twins didn't issue a walk today; Joe Mauer is hitting .300; Kurt Suzuki walked twice; Aaron Thompson, in spite of that hair, is doing well. But everything else is at least a little depressing if not worse. Trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh, Oswaldo Arcia had an opportunity to pinch hit with a man on and one out. He took a strike down the middle and then grounded weakly into a double play. Brian Dozier's liner found grass in the bottom of the eighth and Mauer laced a single on a pitch that...

Mauer: Hughes deserves to start opener

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says Phil Hughes deserves the honor of starting Opening Day game on Monday.

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