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Twins rip Pirates

Joe Mauer went 4-for-4 with a run batted in, as the Minnesota Twins cruised past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota won as -155 home favorites as the game played OVER the 9-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Glen Perkins gave up two runs over six innings to get the victory for the Twins, who banged out 16 hits in the payday.

Nyjer Morgan hit a two-run dinger for Pittsburgh, while Paul Maholm was roughed up for eight runs over five innings to take the loss for the Pirates.