Johan Santana had his second not-as-All-Star-worthy-as-Francisco-Liriano start in a row yesterday, Joe Mauer had his first 2-game string of not getting a hit since last September, and Mark Teixeira hit just his 9th home run of the year.

Two 2-run home runs in 2 straight innings will lose the game for you.

Justin Morneau continues his hitting streak, going 1-for-4 last night. His streak is up to 16 games.

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4, which he did twice in the Texas series, to drop his still MLB-leading average down to .378.

The All-Star break is now in effect, so I probably won’t write anything until the game is over, then you may see a recap.