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Joe Mauer takes over active career lead in batting average

Joe Mauer, Chris Iannetta

Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer hits an RBI single against Los Angeles Angels pitcher David Carpenter as Angels’ Chris Iannetta catches during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 7, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Angels defeated the Twins 8-3. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)


Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki are slowing down and Joe Mauer is on fire right now, which has allowed Mauer to take over the active career lead in batting average at .324.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Joe Mauer .324
Albert Pujols .323
Ichiro Suzuki .321
Miguel Cabrera .320
Todd Helton .320
Joey Votto .317
Ryan Braun .313
Derek Jeter .313
Matt Holliday .312
Robinson Cano .308

Not bad for a catcher.