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Twins Lose Mauer to Injury but Beat Royals 10-2

Created: 07/02/2014 1:55 AM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joe Mauer drove in two runs before leaving with an injury, Eduardo Nunez homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-2 Tuesday night.
    
Mauer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth inning, but was noticeably limping as he ran to second base. The team said he has a strained muscle on his right side and will be evaluated Wednesday.
    
Ricky Nolasco (5-6) earned his first win in five starts, allowing one run and eight hits in six innings.
    
Eric Hosmer had four hits for the Royals.

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7/1/2014 10:44:07 PM (GMT -5:00)

Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is checked by a trainer as manager Ron Gardenhire, right, comes out after Mauer's two-run double off Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Minneapolis.
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)