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Justin Morneau snapped homerless streak, high-fived invisible teammates

Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins’ Justin Morneau, left, is congratulated by teammate Joe Mauer after hitting a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starter Vance Worley in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Twins first baseman Justin Morneau went deep last night for the first time since way back on April 28, snapping a career-long streak of 168 at-bats without a homer.

But when the former MVP made his way back into the dugout looking for some congratulations the Twins jokingly ignored him, at which point Morneau took matters into his own hands (sort of):

Morneau explained afterward: “You can stand there and look like an idiot or high-five the air like an idiot. I chose to high-five the air like an idiot. It was fun.”