Morneau, Twins take first crack at Tigers

Perhaps some time away from home will help the downtrodden Twins. Tonight they start an eight-game road trip in Detroit, followed by stops in Milwaukee and Chicago. Justin Morneau is expected to get the start at first base.
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Perhaps some time away from home will help the downtrodden Twins. Tonight they start an eight-game road trip in Detroit, followed by stops in Milwaukee and Chicago. Justin Morneau is expected to get the start at first base.

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