The Minnesota Twins hit five home runs off Baltimore for the second straight day, including a pair by Max Kepler in a 9-2 rout of the Orioles on Saturday.

C.J. Cron, Jason Castro and Marwin González also homered for the Twins, who have 21 home runs against the Orioles this year while going 5-0.

Baltimore has given up 69 homers in 28 games, a pace that projects to 399 for the season. St. Louis is second in home runs allowed with 51.

Minnesota Twins' relief pitcher Adalberto Mejia, left, and catcher Jason Castro celebrate their victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Twins’ relief pitcher Adalberto Mejia, left, and catcher Jason Castro celebrate their victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kepler had four RBIs to help back José Berríos (4-1), who allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. Trevor May pitched a perfect seventh, Taylor Rogers struck out the side in a one-hit eighth, and Adelberto Mejia pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.

Paul Fry (0-1) lost in relief of Dan Straily, who lowered his ERA from 8.59 to 6.75 by allowed an unearned run and three hits in four innings.

Kepler hit a sacrifice fly in the third, but Baltimore built a 2-1 lead on RBI singles by Rio Ruiz in the fourth and Hanser Alberto in the fifth.

Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini tries but fails in his attempt to catch a foul ball off the bat of Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Baltimore Orioles’ Trey Mancini tries but fails in his attempt to catch a foul ball off the bat of Minnesota Twins’ Jorge Polanco in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cron hit a two-run homer that put Minnesota ahead 3-2 in the sixth and Kepler had a two-run drive off Tanner Scott in the seventh.

Jimmy Yacabonis gave up three home runs in the eighth.

González stopped an 0-for-19 skid with his second home run this season, a solo drive. Jason Castro added a two-run homer in the eighth and Kepler connected two pitches later.

In Friday’s series-opening 6-1 win, Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario and Cron hit consecutive homers.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: RF Trey Mancini, who leads the AL in hits, left for a pinch runner in the first inning after hitting a bloop single to shallow right-center. He appeared to injure his right hand earlier in the at-bat.

Twins: RF Willians Astudillo was removed with left hamstring tightness after scoring on Kepler’s fly. … CF Byron Buxton was not in the starting lineup after fouling a ball off his left leg Friday night. He entered as a defensive replacement to start the eighth, then walked in the bottom half and stole second.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (0-3, 6.56 ERA) starts the series finale on Sunday. He has allowed 25 hits and 10 walks in 23 1/3 innings.

Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson (1-0, 6.10 ERA) picked up his first victory in his last start, also against Baltimore, allowing two runs in six innings. He did not walk a batter, after walking eight in his first three starts.

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