Listen to Twins Radio call of Ryan Jeffers clobbering his first home run of the season

What a perfect omen for the Twins offense to finally turn things around.

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Royce Lewis hit the first home run of the Minnesota Twins' season in the first inning on Opening Day, but it took until the seventh inning on Wednesday against the Brewers before the team hit its second. That's 158 at-bats between home runs for Minnesota, but the streak ended in glorious fashion thanks to Ryan Jeffers.

The home run helped lift the Twins to a 7-3 win over Milwaukee to end the Twins' first road trip of the season with a 3-2 record, but it also woke the offense up in ways we weren't sure would happen.

Over the course of those 158 at-bats between home runs, the Twins largely struggled to do much of anything. The first two games saw the team score a total of nine runs but Minnesota mustered up just seven hits and two runs over the next 18 innings.

Wednesday was looking like it would be another disappointing outing until Jeffers blasted his three-run homer, something that also doubled as his very first hit of the season.

Twins Radio call of Ryan Jeffers clobbering his first home run of the season

Jeffers came to the plate 0-for-13, which was a sharp decline from what he had shown during Spring Training. Minnesota thought so highly of his offensive potential out of the gate that he batted second on Opening Day but quickly found himself tumbling down the batting order as he struggled to get going.

There's still work to be done, but Jeffers finished his day in Milwaukee with back-to-back, with the first being the most glorious of the two.

Kris Atteberry was on the call for Twins Radio and made moment even better.

It's not just Jeffers who needs to work on something after these first two series of the season. We wll watched Minnesota's offense slump badly for large stretches of last season, with the emergence of Royce Lewis and Edouard Julien being brihgt spots that eventually helped lift things up.

What has happened over the first five games feels similar to those struggles, but it also doesn't feel permemenant. Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa struggled mightily last season at the plate but both are off to decent starts. Correa is hitting .246 and finally looks healthy hwile Buxton is the second-best hitter on the team behind Alex Kirilloff -- another offensive variable to consider.

It wasn't the prettiest baseball these last five games, but the Twins found a way to win on Wednesday that suggests they're going to figure things out. Jeffers helping lift things while simultaneously ending his hitless streak with a home run feels like the right kind of omen for the team moving forward.

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