Minnesota Twins defeat Oakland Athletics, 10-5

OAKLAND, CALIF. - Twins manager Ron Garden- hire is warming to the idea of keeping Brendan Harris in the everyday lineup, even if that means unseating Nick Punto at shortstop.

With Punto on the disabled list because of a right groin strain, Harris reeled off a career-long 12-game hitting streak before going hitless Monday against the Athletics. He then went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday night's 10-5 victory, putting his average at .290.

"Harris had a heck of a nig...

OAKLAND, CALIF. - Joe Mauer can bat second or third, apparently, and it doesn't matter. Every time Twins manager Ron Gardenhire changes his mind, the team responds with an offensive flurry.

Gardenhire moved Mauer back to the No. 3 spot Tuesday night, and the Twins ended Oakland's seven-game winning streak with a 10-5 victory at the Coliseum.

It stirred memories of May 21, when Gardenhire stuck Mauer in the No. 2 spot, and the Twins pounded the White Sox 20-1. Gardenh...