During his MVP season in 2009, Mauer not only was an All-Star but also partook in the Home Run Derby. Though he didn't advance past the first round of the derby, he had one of his better All-Star performances of his six appearances in the midsummer classic. Mauer went 1-for-3 as the AL's starting catcher with a double and an RBI, the only time he’s driven in a run in an All-Star Game. His hit came in the top of the fifth and tied the game at 3-3 when his two-out double to left field off Chad Billingsley scored Derek Jeter from first base. The AL scored once more in the eighth to top the NL 4-3.
Harmon Killebrew, 1961
Killebrew homered in three different All-Star Games, but the 1961 game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco was the only time he didn't have multiple RBI. He entered the game in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter and hit a solo home run to put the American League on the board and cut the National League's lead to 2-1. Killebrew played two innings at third base before he was replaced, and the AL wound up losing 5-4 in 10 innings.
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Torii Hunter, 2002
While Hunter didn't have a hit in the 2002 All-Star Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, he made one of the more memorable players in recent All-Star memory. As the American League's starting center fielder, Hunter robbed Giants slugger Barry Bonds of a home run by making a leaping catch at the wall to end the first inning. After the catch, Bonds jokingly picked Hunter up and threw him over his shoulder. Hunter's catch saved a run, which the National League could have used as that game infamously ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings.
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Harmon Killebrew, 1971
Killebrew came off the bench in 1971, the final of his 11 All-Star Game appearances. After entering as a defensive sub in the top of the sixth, Killebrew provided a big hit in the bottom of the inning. With the American League leading 4-3, Killebrew added to that cushion with a two-run home run that scored Al Kaline off National League reliever Fergie Jenkins. Thanks in part to Killebrew's homer, the AL went on to beat the NL 6-4.
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Rod Carew, 1978
Only one Twins player has ever hit a triple in an All-Star Game, and that would be Carew -- who did so twice in one night in 1978. Carew, who batted leadoff for the AL, was 2-for-4. Both of his hits were triples. He led off the top of the first inning with the first of his two triples and scored one batter later on a George Brett double. Carew later doubled to lead off the third inning, and Brett once again drove him in, this time on a sacrifice fly. Despite his two triples and two runs, Carew's American League squad fell 7-3 to the National League.
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Glen Perkins, 2014
On his home field, not far from his hometown, Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning and got the save in the American League's 5-3 win at Target Field in 2014. Afterward Perkins, who's from Stillwater, Minn., and went to college at the University of Minnesota, called it an "overwhelming moment" and said, "It was a moment where you realize why you play the game, and what makes it so much fun: the fans in the stands."
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Justin Morneau, 2008
Not only did the former Twins first baseman win the Home Run Derby -- despite a memorable performance by slugger Josh Hamilton -- but he also had a pair of hits in the marathon 15-inning game. To cap off his solid All-Star weekend, Morneau scored the game-winning run by sliding into home plate safely to give the American League a 4-3 victory. He led off the 15th inning with a single and scored on Michael Young's sacrifice fly. Though he didn't start the game, Morneau still had four at-bats and drew a walk off the bench and had two hits, including a double.
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Kirby Puckett, 1993
Puckett was the American League's starting left fielder in 1993 and came up with a pair of big hits to help the AL top the National League by a 9-3 final. With the AL trailing 2-0 in the second inning, Puckett hit a solo home run off Terry Mulholland for the AL's first run of the game. Then in the fifth inning he doubled with two outs to score Ken Griffey to extend the AL's lead to 5-2. He finished 2-for-3 with a team-high two RBI in the victory. Puckett's performance landed him the MVP award, the only one given to a Minnesota player in All-Star Game history.
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Harmon Killebrew, 1964
Killebrew was an 11-time All-Star during his 22-year career, but the 1964 All-Star Game was one of his finest. Batting cleanup for the American League -- right behind Mickey Mantle -- Killebrew went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run, although the AL fell to the National League 7-4. Killebrew got the AL on the board in the first inning with a two-out single to score leadoff batter Jim Fregosi. He singled again in the fourth and sixth innings but grounded out in the eighth before he was replaced on defense. To this day, Killebrew is still the only Twins player with three or more hits in an All-Star Game.
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Harmon Killebrew, 1965
Only two Twins players have ever hit a home run in an All-Star Game, and Killebrew did so three different times. The second instance came in 1965, when he batted third for the American League. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Killebrew smashed a two-run shot to deep left-center field that scored Brooks Robinson and tied the game at 5. While the AL went on to lose 6-5, Killebrew did his part to help his team. The home run was his only hit, but he also drew a pair of walks in his five plate appearances. The timing and significance of his home run were huge at the time.