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Mauer sparks Twins in 4-2 win over White Sox

Created: 06/20/2014 12:14 AM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joe Mauer drove in two runs, including the go-ahead double in the eighth inning, to push the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday night.
    
After rain delayed the first pitch by 2 hours and 6 minutes, the Twins stopped their season-high, five-game losing streak. Mauer, in the middle of the worst year of his six-time All-Star career, also hit a tying single in the third. After 18 games without an RBI, Mauer has three in three days.
    
With Jake Petricka (0-2) pitching with runners at the corners with no outs, Mauer hooked a drive down the left-field line. Kurt Suzuki tacked on a sacrifice fly.
    
Glen Perkins tossed a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 20 tries, after a bad back kept him from pitching Wednesday in Boston.

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Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana, left, races home to score on a single by Joe Mauer, background right, as Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, right, awaits a throw in the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Minneapolis.
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)


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