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Joe Mauer returned to the Twins starting lineup Sunday, going 1 for 3 in a victory over Baltimore. Mauer, who struck out as a pinch-hitter Saturday night, had been out since bruising his left heel April 30. If all goes well, Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire expects the reigning AL MVP to be back behind the plate Tuesday when the Twins open a two-game home series with the White Sox. Mauer is hitting .341 with one home run and 13 RBIs.
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The Seattle Mariners have the worst offense in the American League, and have now fired their hitting coach Alan Cockrell. "You get to the point when change is inevitable." Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik said in a statement to the media. The team is hitting just .225, and ranks last in the AL in eight offensive categories. Seattle is 11-19 overall, trailing the AL West leading Texas Rangers by 5.5 games.
The Premier League title is in new hands following an 8-0 Chelsea victory over Wigan. The win gives Chelsea the title by one point over Manchester United in manager Carlo Ancelotti's first season in English soccer. It is Chelsea's third league title in six years and prevents United from becoming the first team to win the English title in four consecutive years.
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