Mauer can bunt …

Joe Mauer only has four sacrifice bunts in his career, but that doesn't mean he can't bunt. In fact, his 20 career bunt singles are one short of the franchise's all-time top 10. The most career bunt singles by a Twin:

Rod Carew112

Kirby Puckett56

Rob Wilfong49

Alexi Casilla45

Cristian Guzman43

Nick Punto41

Carlos Gomez35

Jacque Jones27

Denard Span24

Larry Hisle21

... and can deliver in the clutch

Ninth inning, two outs, trailing on the scoreboard. Make an out and the game is over, or pass that pressure on to someone else by getting on base. Who is best among the Twins in that last-ditch scenario? Here are their career numbers:

Mauer .377 29-77 4 HR

Dozier .353 6-17 1 HR

Hunter .307 31-101 2 HR

Plouffe .298 14-47 2 HR

Escobar .286 6-21 1 HR

Herrmann .250 2-8 0 HR

Hicks .250 1-4 0 HR

Suzuki .226 14-62 1 HR

Nunez .176 3-17 0 HR

Santana .000 0-8 0 HR

Robinson .000 0-10 0 HR

Source: Baseball-Reference.com