Joe Mauer was scratched last night from the lineup and flew back to Minnesota so he could be with his wife as she went into labor.

Mauer made it back, and his wife, Maddie gave birth to twins (no coincidence, right?) this morning. The Mauers' named their twins, not Minny and Paul, but Emily and Maren.

As loved as the Mauers' are in Minnesota, Emily and Maren seem like royal Twins for the state of Minnesota, and for Minnesota Twins fans.

Twins baseball communications director Dustin Morse announced the Mauers' new additions to their family this morning on Twitter.