Justin Morneau made his seventh straight start at designated hitter on Saturday against the Rays, and looked at home, blasting two homers in his first three plate appearances against Jeremy Hellickson.
Morneau hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run shot in the fourth, while drawing a walk in between. Morneau was due to lead off the fifth inning, but Rene Rivera replaced him as a pinch hitter.
"I've been feeling better every day, especially the last three or four days," Morneau said. "I've been taking a lot of swings and the timing is starting to feel a lot better. The swing is starting to feel a lot better. Home runs happen.