Mauer remains day to day with knee injury

Twins catcher Joe Mauer is out of the starting lineup because of

his sore left knee and remains day to day.

Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire gave no indication that the

injury could be more serious.

Mauer injured himself swinging in the sixth inning Sunday and

left the game against Oakland. The reigning AL MVP sat out the

start of Monday night’s game against Cleveland.

The Twins began the day with a magic number of four to clinch

the AL Central.

Twins outfielder Jason Kubel took batting practice, but was not

in the lineup because of a wrist injury. Outfielder Denard Span

returned after missing the last three games with shoulder

trouble.