For the first time this season, Jose Bautista's bat had some boom in it. Multiple booms.

The slow-starting slugger, who entered May well below his power standards, erupted with his first multi-homer game of the season Friday night at Target Field. Toronto dropped a 7-6 decision to the Twins, though, in a five-hour-plus contest delayed 1:51 at the start by rain.

Bautista lifted a pair of homers into the left-field seats. The two-time defending major league homer king had but five homers and 15 RBIs coming into this game.

"His expectations are higher than anyone else, but it doesn't translate into pressure," manager John Farrell said prior to the game when asked if Bautista, on top of a breakdown in his batting mechanics, was beginning to put too much pressure on himself. "Pressure is what drives (superstars), and along the way they get into frustrating situations. How he responds is what matters most."