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Mauer's home run leads rare Twins power surge in 8-6 win over slumping Brewers

  • Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau, right, congratulates Joe Mauer after Mauer's home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse in the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Morneau followed shortly after with a home run in the inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau, right, congratulates Joe Mauer after Mauer's home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse in the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Morneau followed shortly after with a home run in the inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is welcomed by Ryan Doumit after his solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Doumit followed in the inning with a two-run home run off Lohse. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is welcomed by Ryan Doumit after his solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Doumit followed in the inning with a two-run home run off Lohse. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse gives up a solo home run to Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Lohse gave up three homers in the inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse gives up a solo home run to Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Minneapolis. Lohse gave up three homers in the inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

Joe Mauer had two hits, two RBIs and one of Minnesota's four home runs to help the Twins beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Thursday night.

Chris Parmelee, Brian Dozier and Ryan Doumit also went deep to back P.J. Walters (2-0), who gave up four runs on 10 hits in six innings. The Twins swept the season series against their neighbors to the east for the first time in franchise history and have won five of their last six following a 10-game losing streak.

Kyle Lohse (1-6) gave up six runs on eight hits in 4 2-3 innings against his former team. Logan Schafer drove in three runs and finished a homer shy of the cycle for the Brewers, who have lost a season-high six straight games.