Joe Mauer had four hits and knocked in three runs for the Twins on Monday night. It’s the ninth time in his career that Mauer had at least four hits and three RBIs in a game as a catcher. No other player has more than seven such games as a catcher since Mauer made his major-league debut in 2004.
Joe Mauer had four hits and three RBIs for the second straight game, and the Twins beat the Angels for the second straight game, this time by the score of 8-6. He became the first major-leaguer with at least four hits and at least three RBIs in two straight games since the Twins’ Danny Valencia did it in July 2010. Mauer had only one game of four-or-more hits over the past two seasons combined.
Last night marked Joe Mauer’s 21st career game with four-plus hits, which ranks fourth on the Twins all-time list, behind Kirby Puckett (47), Rod Carew (42) and Tony Oliva (28)…it was also his 356th career multi-hit game, which ranks sixth on the Twins all-time list, behind Puckett (702), Carew (617), Oliva (562), Kent Hrbek (469) and Harmon Killebrew (410).
The last two games with four hits each marked the second time in Mauer’s career with consecutive four-hit games, the previous time being June 26-27, 2006 vs. Los Angeles-NL.