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Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, right, listens to Chicago White Sox's Juan Pierre during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday in Chicago. It was Mauer's first stint at first base for the Twins. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Twins upend Sox

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Mauer had three hits, drove in two runs and was flawless in his first game at first base as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Thursday night.

Mauer, the 2009 AL MVP, had started 714 games in the major leagues in the field, all at catcher. He last played first base in 2002 in Class A.

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