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Joe Mauer leaves Twins game

Updated: September 20, 2010, 5:27 PM ET
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer left Minnesota's game against Oakland on Sunday with a balky left knee and is day to day.

Mauer tweaked the knee while swinging when he grounded out in the sixth. He was replaced defensively by Jose Morales in the seventh.

"I really don't know a whole lot right now," Mauer said. "Obviously I'd rather not have this going on, but here it is."

Mauer said the pain in his knee began to worsen as he ran down the baseline.

"I thought ...

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