Joe Mauer gets 2,000th career hit

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer collected his 2,000th career hit Thursday night with a two-run single in the seventh inning of Minnesota’s 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The career milestone came in front of the native Minnesotan’s home crowd at Target Field.

Mauer also had an RBI single earlier in the night, knocking in three of Twins’ four runs. He became the third Twins player, joining Rod Carew and Kirby Puckett, to reach 2,000 hits.

Mauer is the 12th active player to reach 2,000 career hits and one of 287 players in history to reach the mark.

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Starting pitcher Jose Berrios struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings for Minnesota, improving his record on the young season to 2-1.

Lucas Giolito gave up four runs, three of them earned, over 6 1/3 innings to take the loss for the White Sox, who have now lost eight of their past 10 games.

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