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Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer prepares to round first base after doubling during fifth inning action against the Kansas City Royals at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saturday, May 2, 2009. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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MINNEAPOLIS At least for one day, the M&M Boys are back.Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, two former American League MVPs, have been marred in recent years by various injuries. Last season, the duo combined to play just 151 games for the Minnesota Twins. With neither able to stay healthy or effective, the Twins lost 99 games in 2011.But with two swings of the bat Thursday at Target Field, Mauer and Morneau made one big statement. Each hit key home runs in the Twins' 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Angels, helping Minnesota improve to 2-4 on the young 2012 season.More important, the M&M Boys showed that they once again could be the engine that drives the Twins' offense."When those two are rolling," said outfielder Denard Span, "this team goes."Without Mauer and Morneau, the Twins likely wouldn't have gone anywhere on Thursday. Mauer's fifth-inning homer, a three-run shot, helped trim a daunting 6-0 Angels lead to 6-3. Mauer's long fly to right field just his second career home ru...
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