Joe Mauer rounds the bases on his solo homer in the first inning. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
Joe Mauer had four hits, including his 19th homer, driving in three and scoring twice to spearhead a rally after Anthony Swarzak allowed six runs in the first inning. But despite Denard Span's four hits and Jason Kubel's two RBIs, the hard-charging Twins couldn't overcome the deficit.
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