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Mauer Has 4 RBIs to Lead Twins over Orioles, 6-4

Updated: Monday, September 1 2014, 04:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Mauer drove in four runs, Phil Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 6-4 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.
  
Nelson Cruz hit his major-league leading 36th home run and Nick Hundley had a three-run shot for the AL East-leading Orioles, who lost for only the second time in eight games.
  
Mauer tripled in two runs in the sixth inning and added a two-run single in the eighth to put Minnesota ahead for good.
  
Hughes (15-9) gave up five hits, no walks and three unearned runs. The right-hander has allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his last six starts.
  
Glen Perkins gave up a leadoff homer to Cruz in the ninth before getting three straight outs for his 33rd save.

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Mauer Has 4 RBIs to Lead Twins over Orioles, 6-4


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