Mauer entered Thursday batting .460 (23-for-50) over his last 14 games.
The middle of Minnesota's batting order has feasted on Cleveland pitching this season. Morneau, who received a regular day off on Thursday, is batting .281 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 15 games. Mauer is hitting .328 with 15 RBIs in 17 contests. Willingham has slugged four homers and driven in 19 runs while hitting .279 in 16 affairs.