Kepler, Astudillo, Rosario power Twins over Phillies

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After losing 10-4 to the Phillies on Friday night, the Twins used the long ball to beat win Saturday's game in Philly 6-2. 

Byron Buxton singled, stole second and scored from third on a wild pitch for the game's first run in the second inning. Then Minnesota flexed some power with back-to-back homers from Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo. 

Kepler's shot was estimated at 425 feet and came off his bat at 108.5 mph. Astudillo's blast left the bat at 104.5 mph and traveled 394 feet. 

Philly cut the Twins' lead to 3-2 but Eddie Rosario's first homer of the season – a 3-run shot off the foul pole down the right-field line – in the ninth inning gave Blake Parker plenty of cushion to close down the game with a 1-2-3 ninth. 

The win gets the Twins to 5-2 on the young season, with Sunday's rubber game of the series scheduled to start at 12:05 p.m. 

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