|2013 Regular Season|
Mauer, now hitting .351, is 27 for 61 (.443) with 12 doubles during his streak.
Mauer was scratched from Friday night's game against Boston after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer came to Target Field on Saturday feeling much better, and he was put back in the lineup as the designated hitter. The plan is for him to catch the series finale on Sunday. Mauer entered with a 14-game hitting streak and a .349 batting average.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday's game that Mauer woke up in the morning with discomfort. Gardenhire said Mauer could be available to catch in an emergency if Ryan Doumit were also hurt and that he hopes Mauer will be able to play Saturday. Mauer has a 14-game hitting streak, tied for the third-longest of his career. The 30-year-old is batting .446 during the run.
Mauer, third in the AL with a .349 average, is 25 for 56 (.446) with 11 doubles during his streak.
This run came after a five-game hitless streak that surely motivated the superstar to showcase his ability as one of baseball's best hitters.
Since going hitless in five straight games for the first time in his career, Mauer is hitting .444 with 10 doubles in 11 games.
Mauer is now 18 for 42 during a 10-game hit streak.
Mauer, batting .320 this season, is 12 for 25 (.480) with eight doubles and four RBIs over the last six games.
Mauer is 11 for 29 during a seven-game run after his unprecedented five-game hitless streak.
Mauer is back up to .298 and it won't be long till the superstar is back where he belongs - among baseball's elite hitters.
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