Joe Mauer says he is puzzled about why the Twins hold the worst record in baseball, because the star catcher believes the team has a lot of talent.

"You know, that's part of the frustration," he said. "We have a lot of talent, we have a lot of young players and they're learning how to play the game as they go along. It's been frustrating. Obviously you can see the potential and the talent these guys have, but the consistency isn't there. We just need to get better at that.

"We've been making mistakes, and other teams are capitalizing on that. Teams like Texas, good teams, are not going to let you get away with that. Like I said, we have to get consistent and we have to keep going out there and trying to get better each day.