Minnesota Twins defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-2

Twins leadoff man Denard Span learned Tuesday that the cause of his recent dizzy spells is an inner-ear infection, nothing worse, but he still landed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Twins made the roster move after their 8-2 victory over Pittsburgh, promoting outfielder Jason Pridie from Class AAA Rochester.

Team physician Dr. Tom Jetzer had suspected the inner-ear infection last week, and a specialist confirmed it Tuesday, diagnosing Span with vestibular neuritis i...

The website baseball-reference.com listed Joe Mauer as the American League batting leader going into Tuesday, though it came with an asterisk.

Technically, a player needs 3.1 plate appearances per game to qualify for the batting title, and Mauer was still 21 short. But even if he had gone 0-for-21, he would have been at .364, leaving him ahead of Ichiro Suzuki's .360.

At this rate, Mauer should qualify for the leaderboard early next month. But questions about Mauer's...