Twins Drop Series Finale to Phillies

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Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats of a 10-4 loss to the host Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The Twins, meanwhile, trailed 5-2 after the Phillies' explosive run in the first inning, and had only just gotten on the board with Max Kepler's two-run homer in the third. He has allowed nine hits and a walk over 12 innings this season while striking out 14 to go with a 0.75 ERA. Hector Neris pitched a 1-2-3 ninth and ended the game with back-to-back strikeouts of Jonathan Schoop and Nelson Cruz to pick up his first save.

Minnesota had seven hits to Philadelphia's four.

Jose Berrios (1-1) gave up only an infield hit before Hoskins connected.

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Polanco hit a triple in the first inning, a single in the third, a home run in the fifth and a double in the seventh.

The Twins treaded into Bryce Harper territory this weekend and wound up an outstanding Rhys Hoskins swing and a flawless Andrew McCutchen throw away from a series victory.

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