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06/04/2007 5:55 PM ET
Morneau named Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for May
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Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who hit 10 home runs, has been named Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for May.

In 27 games, the reigning American League MVP batted .380 (33-105) with a .667 slugging percentage, 29 RBI and 21 runs scored. The left-handed slugger also added three multi-home run performances. Justin compiled a 10-game hit-streak that ranged from May 13-27. He is hitting .283 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI in 2007. This is Justin's first career American League Player of the Month Award.

Kevin Youkilis (.402, 6 HR, 22 RBI) of the Boston Red Sox finished second in the voting to Morneau. Others receiving votes were Texas Rangers Mark Teixeira (.355, 7 HR, 27 RBI); Detroit Tiger teammates Magglio Ordoñez (.359, 8 HR, 22 RBI) and Gary Sheffield (.321, 10 HR, 21 RBI); Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (.347, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 12 SB), LA of Anaheim's Orlando Cabrera (.380, 2 HR, 16 RBI) and Baltimore's Brian Roberts (.371, 9 RBI, 11 SB).

For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the American League Player of the Month Award, presents Justin Morneau with an LC-52D92U 52" Sharp AQUOSÒ LCD-TV. Sharp AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." Justin Morneau also will receive a specially designed trophy to mark his achievement.

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