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AL Batting Title: Joe Mauer inching closer to Miguel Cabrera

After another hot game on Sunday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer continues to come closer to to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in the American League batting title race.

Mauer went 3-for-4 against the Tigers, bringing his average on the season up to .323. He is now just two points behind Cabrera, who went 0-for-3 on Sunday.

Mauer's three-hit game Sunday snapped an 0-for-13 string that saw his average drop from .326 to .320. Since Sept. 10, Cabrera has hit safely in all but two games, making it tough for Mauer to spoil his chances at the Triple Crown.

Here are the latest numbers in the AL batting title race.

1. Miguel Cabrera DET - .325
2. Joe Mauer MIN - .323
3. Mike Trout LAA - .322
4. Adrian Beltre TEX - .321
5. Derek Jeter NYY - .318
6. Billy Butler KC - .312
7. Torii Hunter LAA - .309
8. Prince Fielder DET - .309
9. Robinson Cano NYY - .306
10. David Murphy TEX - .304

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