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• Pitcher Chris Parmelee's wife gave birth Friday. He is still expected to return to the team Monday.

• Mauer's batting average entering Friday was .321. He trails Cabrera (.333), Trout (.324) and Derek Jeter (.321) for the batting title. He has raised his average 12 points in the last 15 games -- hitting .426 during that span.

• Since returning to the lineup on Sept. 12, Denard Span has hit safely in seven of eight games and has a .324 average on the month.

• Pitcher Chris Parmelee's wife gave birth Friday. He is still expected to return to the team Monday.

• Mauer's batting average entering Friday was .321. He trails Cabrera (.333), Trout (.324) and Derek Jeter (.321) for the batting title. He has raised his average 12 points in the last 15 games -- hitting .426 during that span.

• Since returning to the lineup on Sept. 12, Denard Span has hit safely in seven of eight games and has a .324 average on the month.