Skip to main content

Three homers power Twins' 5-2 win over the Brewers


A three-run homer from Eduardo Escobar and back-to-back Torii Hunter homers powered the to a Twins 5-2 win over the Brewers Saturday in Milwaukee.

Escobar's three-run home run in the fifth gave the Twins the lead, which they kept for the rest of the game. Escobar has hit 59 extra-base hits since 2014, according to Brian Dozier leads that list with 97, followed by Trevor Plouffe at 84.

Hunter's first home run was a solo in the sixth, followed by one in the ninth.

Hunter's home runs mark his 201st and 202nd for the Twins, according to

It was the 18th time in his career he's had a two-homer game, the Star Tribune reports.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson is now 5-6 with Saturday's win. Glen Perkins got the save - his 24th, which is the most in the American League, according to the Star Tribune.

The Brewers had a decisive 10-4 win Friday over the Twins. So the teams head into the border battle finale tied in the series.

Game starts at 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Tommy Milone starts on the mound for Minnesota. He has a 2.52 ERA in his four June starts, reports.

The Twins are now 40-34, still holding second place in the AL Central.

Next Up

Chris Finch

Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

P.J. Fleck, Gophers football

Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

Klobuchar - MTP - NBC screengrab

Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

MPD missing Heard - crop 1_

Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

unsplash cold winter breath dark

Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

teacher, covid, masks, school

Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

snow, plow

Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

Sauk Rapids Middle School street view, Minnesota - November 2018_

Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.