It's been a slow climb back from an injury-filled 2011 season for Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, but he heads into this week's All-Star break on a bit of a high note.
After going 1-for-5 in Sunday's extra-innings loss to Texas, Morneau is now riding a 10-game hitting streak into the break. During that stretch, he has 14 hits, four RBI and a home run. The homer came on Friday in Minnesota's first game against Texas. He appeared to have his second home run of the series on Sunday, but his deep drive to right field was knocked down by the wind.
Morneau entered his 10-game hitting streak batting .229 with a .301 on-base percentage. He has now raised those to .246 and .312, respectively, with his hit streak.
Health has been key for Morneau this season after dealing with a concussion, wrist injury and neck surgery in 2011. He spent a brief stint on the disabled list this season with a sore wrist but has otherwise managed to stay on the field. Sunday marked Morneau's 65th...