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"He's just letting it fly more. ... You'd never see him swing 2-0 in the past. He's taking rips. ... Joe's opening up a little bit more. I know he went deep, 2-0, at home. That was a high fastball, and [he] ripped that one in the seats. He's just being more aggressive. So, it's going to happen. He's almost normal."
-- Gardenhire on Mauer, who's second on the club with 58 strikeouts, but also has a .328 batting average, seven home runs and 23 RBIs entering Saturday's game

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View Full Game Coverage "He's just letting it fly more. ... You'd never see him swing 2-0 in the past. He's taking rips. ... Joe's opening up a little bit more. I know he went deep, 2-0, at home. That was a high fastball, and [he] ripped that one in the seats. He's just being more aggressive. So, it's going to happen. He's almost normal."
-- Gardenhire on Mauer, who's second on the club with 58 strikeouts, but also has a .328 batting average, seven home runs and 23 RBIs entering Saturday's game

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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