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Mauer named AL Most Valuable Player

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NEW YORK - Joe Mauer has become only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

The Minnesota Twins star was a near-unanimous winner in voting announced Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes and 387 points. Yankees teammates Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter were second and third. 

Mauer topped the AL in batting with a .365 average. He also led in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

Teixeira finished with 225 points after leading the league with122 RBIs and tying for first with 39 homers. Jeter had 193 points while Detroit's Miguel Cabrera drew the other first-place vote and was fourth.           

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