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Minnesota 3, Arizona 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's two-run single in the sixth inning broke a tie and lifted Minnesota to a 3-1 win Friday over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Minnesota 7, Colorado 4

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Corey Koskie had four of Minnesota's 15 hits in a 7-4 victory Wednesday night over the Colorado Rockies.

Minnesota (ss) 6, Detroit 2

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- Jacque Jones went three for three and scored twice and Justin Morneau homered Thursday as a split squad of Minnesota Twins downed the Detroit Tigers, 6-2.

Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 1

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Chris Gomez homered and drove in three runs and Brad Radke pitched four scoreless innings Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 9-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Pi

Minnesota (ss) 14, Cleveland (ss) 3

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit one of four homers during a 10-run third inning Sunday as the Minnesota Twins crushed Cleveland, 14-3, in a battle of split squads.

Minnesota 9, NY Yankees 2

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Dustan Mohr hit a three-run homer and Justin Morneau added a two-run shot Friday, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 9-2 victory over the New York Yankees.
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Justin Morneau
Mnnesota Twins Justin Morneau (R) is welcomed to homeplate by teammates Denard Span (2) and Joe Mauer, after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Justin Morneau."
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