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Joe Mauer of the Twins hits a solo home run in the fifth inning Wednesday against the White Sox at Target Field in Minneapolis. Associated Press

Mauer's 4 hits lift Twins


MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer had four hits, two RBIs and his first regular season home run at Target Field, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday night to increase their lead in the AL Central to five games.

The Twins trail-ed 5-3 en-tering the bottom of the fifth inning against Gavin Floyd (8-10). Mauer's opposite-field solo shot cut into the lead before a three-run sixth sealed it.

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