The last time Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer homered in the same game, the Twins were on their way to back-to-back American League Central Division titles. The date was July 6, 2010, and it seems like a long, long time ago.
But the former AL most valuable players each connected on Thursday, April 12, spurring Minnesota to a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. It was the first time the M&M Boys each homered in the home park since July 3, 2010.
"We've done it before; it doesn't really matter what ballpark," Morneau said.
The important thing was the timing. Mauer's three-run homer in the fifth inning cut the Angels' lead in half, 6-3, and Morneau's put the Twins up 8-7 in the eighth.
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