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Hunter homers twice as Twins beat Brewers 5-2

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit two home runs and Eduardo Escobar had a three-run shot, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Saturday.

Kyle Gibson (5-6) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He had lost a career-worst three straight decisions after starting June with a no-decision in the Twins' 10-5 loss to Milwaukee at Target Field.

Casey Fien pitched the eighth and Glenn Perkins picked up his 24th save in as many chances with a perfect ninth.

Hunter and Escobar gave Gibson more support than the three runs he had gotten during his losing streak. Escobar hit a three-run homer in the fifth.

Hunter homered in the sixth off Matt Garza (4-10) and in the ninth against Corey Knebel.

Garza (4-10) had lost his previous two starts, giving up a total of 26 hits and 16 runs. Against the Twins, he allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.

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