Mastroianni masters the art of stealing bases

The Minnesota Twins have stolen 86 bases so far this season -- the second-best running team in the American League, according to The SportsXchange. On Tuesday, outfielder Darin Mastroianni became the fourth Twins player with double-digit steals this year. Ben Revere leads the ball club with 25 steals.
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The Minnesota Twins have stolen 86 bases so far this season -- the second-best running team in the American League, according to The SportsXchange. On Tuesday, outfielder Darin Mastroianni became the fourth Twins player with double-digit steals this year. Ben Revere leads the ball club with 25 steals.

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