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Mauer Finally Passes Punto

With his solo home run in the bottom of the fifth tonight against the White Sox, Joe Mauer reached a significant milestone.

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He’s finally hit more home runs in Minnesota’s new baseball palace than Nick Punto.

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Mauer had seven home runs coming into tonight’s contest. . .they had all been hit on the road. Tonight was his first round-tripper in front of the home fans this season.

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Punto, for the record, has still yet to hit a home run at Target Field. Shocking, I know.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.