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Long kiss goodbye: Morneau homers into pond before leaving for WBC; Twins lose to Red Sox 2-1

Justin Morneau homered in his final game with Minnesota before leaving for the World Baseball Classic, but the Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday.

Morneau, who will play for Canada in the WBC beginning Friday, led off the fourth inning with a drive that landed in a pond behind the right-field wall at Hammond Stadium.

Juan Carlos Linares went deep for Boston off starter Kyle Gibson, and the Red Sox took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Jonathan Diaz scored on Ryan Sweeney's single.

Linares has yet to play in the major leagues.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Twins. Boston has won three consecutive games.

Attendance was 6,591 on a windy day.