Joe Mauer made history Sunday night.
Not the kind of personal milestone a player would like to hit by any means, but the Minnesota Twins catcher found himself going 0-for-6 against Derek Holland and the Texas Rangers in their 5-3, 11-inning win.
After this weekend's series, the two-time batting champ has a career .284 batting average against Rangers pitchers, and is hitting .358 on the season. This drops him to second in the AL batting race behind Seattle Mariners sweet-swinging outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who's batting .363 on the year.
So did the Home Run Derby screw up Mauer's swing?
As hard as that was to watch, it wasn't half as painful as seeing Man Muscles' first career golden sombrero against the Chicago White Sox a few Sundays ago... ouch.
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