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Morneau edges Jeter to win AL MVP

Updated: November 23, 2006, 1:16 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- Back in June, Justin Morneau walked into manager Ron Gardenhire's office with a .236 batting average and was benched. Though he didn't realize it at the time, he walked out an MVP.

"It woke me up," Morneau said Tuesday after edging Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees to win the AL's Most Valuable Player award. "He lit a fire under me."

Morneau, the Minnesota Twins' first baseman, received 15 first-place votes, eight seconds, three thirds and two fourths for 320 points ...

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