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Justin Morneau Hits 200th Home Run In Win Over Indians

Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins hit a milestone on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians when he hit his second home run during the 14-3 win, the 200th blast of his career.

Morneau would have loved to have accomplished this feat earlier, but he has been hampered by injuries. He appears to be feeling good lately, though, as Monday was hit fourth multi-hit game in the last five days, via Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North:

"The more at-bats he gets and the more work he's able to do, he's putting better swings on it," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Morneau. "I don't think there's any restrictions now. He's feeling pretty good. He's been playing a lot of games. We've talked about days off. We even talked about it today, having a day off, whether it's tomorrow or the next day. What's your bet? I'm betting he's not going to want one now, but we'll see."
"It felt great. I think I'm able to appreciate it a little bit more now," Morneau said after the game. "It was something I was probably hoping or thinking I would have reached a while ago, but I think I'm able to appreciate it. I got a little bit emotional, a little excited. I was pretty happy. It was just a good day all around."

Morneau is the seventh Twin and fourth Canadian-born player to hit the mark.

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