Twins stop record 18-game postseason skid on strength of Lewis home runs

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez reacts after striking out Toronto Blue Jays' Brandon Belt during the fifth inning in Game 1 of an AL wild-card series Tuesday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Minnesota Twins’ Royce Lewis celebrates in the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning in Game 1 of an AL wild-card baseball playoff series against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Lewis smashed Minnesota’s 18-game postseason losing streak into the seats, homering in each of his first two at-bats to carry the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of their AL Wild Card Series on Tuesday.