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Twins top Brewers 2-0 with strong Albers start, Donaldson HR

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer tosses his rosin bag after giving up a two-run home run to...
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer tosses his rosin bag after giving up a two-run home run to Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)(Jim Mone | AP)
Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 10:55 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson’s two-run home run in the first inning stood up for well-traveled starter Andrew Albers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0.

Albers threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his first major league start in four seasons.

He limited the first-place Brewers to three hits and one walk. The 35-year-old Canadian left-hander was promoted last week from Triple-A as yet another reinforcement for a depleted Twins pitching staff.

The Brewers had their NL Central lead over Cincinnati shaved to 7 1/2 games. Their baseball-best road record fell to 42-22.

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