Justin Morneau absolutely loves Fenway Park.

He loves the energy. He loves the atmosphere. He loves the tradition.

"Hearing 'Sweet Caroline' in the eighth inning is one of my favorite things in baseball," the Twins first baseman said.

Most important, it is easily Morneau's favorite big-league park in which to hit.

Nights like Wednesday, May 8 -- when enough baseballs banged off the Green Monster to leave a fresh round of dents -- offer a great reminder why.

"You don't feel like you have to do too much," Morneau said before the Twins walloped their way to a 15-8 win over the Boston Red Sox. "You can hit the ball the other way. If you square it up, it's got a chance to go off the Monster."

Morneau, who went 2 for 4 with a pair of sacrifice flies and three runs batted in, doubled in the first run of a long, productive night for the Twins offense. It was one that saw them post their highest run total at Fenway since May 25, 1965.

Like that historical parallel?

How about this one: The last time the Twins put up 11 combined runs in the first two innings was Aug. 15, 1987 against the Seattle Mariners.

No one is clearing shelf space at Target Field for another American League trophy, but there's no denying Morneau's status as a certified Red Sox killer, at least in this hitter's playpen.