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Minnesota Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka, center, makes his way onto the field before the start of a game against the Oakland Athletics Friday at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

Mauer, Span rally Twins past Oakland in opener at Target Field

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By Jon Krawczynski

AP Baseball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer and Denard Span delivered RBI singles in the eighth inning against the superb Brett Anderson to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics in their home opener on Friday.


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