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|Mauer OK at 1st Base, Twins Beat White Sox
|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.
Ben Revere also had three hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who beat Chicago for the eighth straight time.
Carl Pavano (6-6) threw seven strong innings for Minnesota, which has won 27 of 33 overall against its AL Central rivals.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka had two hits and scored two runs for the Twins, who had 13 hits, including 12 singles.
Chicago right-hander Phil Humber (8-5) lasted 3 2-3 innings, allowing season-highs of 11 hits and six runs.
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