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Twins catcher Joe Mauer switches to first base, citing concussion

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Gold Glove catcher Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins is moving to first base after missing time this past season with a concussion, the team said Monday.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Gerrit Cole had a strong start and Pittsburgh scored in five innings Friday for a 7-1 win that evened the NL Division Series with St. Louis at a game each.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Darnell McDonald went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead, three-run homer Wednesday and the Chicago Cubs dimmed Pittsburgh's division title hopes with a 4-2 win.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Starling Marte pounded a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning Monday and Pittsburgh clinched a post-season berth with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau's run-scoring single in the eighth inning Sunday provided the difference in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Texas 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Clint Barmes drove in a pair of runs and Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 Wednesday, boosting Pittsburgh to an interleague series-sweeping 7-5 win over Texas.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 3

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Travis Snyder socked a ninth-inning, pinch-hit homer Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a non-losing season with a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Correia twirled seven dominating innings and Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with an RBI in his Minnesota debut Sunday, carrying the Twins over Texas 4-2.
Twins send veteran Justin Morneau to Pittsburgh in trade

Twins send veteran Justin Morneau to Pittsburgh in trade

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins Saturday for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Home runs in the seventh by Chris Hermann and Justin Morneau were Minnesota's first two hits of the game Friday and gave the Twins a 3-2 win over Texas.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Danny Duffy threw 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday and Salvador Perez hit a pair of two-run homers in Kansas City's 8-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI Tuesday, powering the Minnesota Twins over Detroit 6-3.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Chris Herrmann's one-out single in the ninth drove in Doug Bernier from second Thursday to give Minnesota a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Conor Gillaspie capped a sixth-inning rally with an RBI single Saturday that gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 7 Chicago White Sox 5 (1st game)

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit two home runs, including a grand slam, Friday in the Minnesota Twins' 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader.
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Justin Ernest George Morneau (born May 15, 1981) is a Canadian Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman for the Minnesota Twins. At 6 feet 4 inches and 225 lbs, Morneau was originally drafted as a catcher by the Twins in 1999. He converted to first base in the minor leagues and made his MLB debut in 2003. A four-time All-Star, Morneau was the American League Most Valuable Player during the 2006 season and finished runner-up in 2008. He has also won two Silver Slugger Awards and the 2008 Home Run Derby.

Morneau is the youngest son of George Morneau, a hitting coach for many softball and baseball teams, childcare worker, and sporting goods store owner, and Audra Sinclair, an elementary school teacher and former fastpitch softball player. Justin has an older brother, Geordie. His father once played hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings and attended the training camp of the Minnesota North Stars, coincidentally a team representing the same state in which his son would later play baseball.

Morneau grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia, the historic "Royal City," adjacent to Vancouver, where he played hockey for the local minor team, the New Westminster Royals, and emerged as a star goaltender, playing for teams a year older than he was.

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