Torii Hunter used to joke about young players having to grow “man muscles” before they could hit for power.

Saturday, old man muscles took over at Miller Park.

Hunter, who turns 40 next month, highlighted his 1,300th game in a Twins uniform by hitting two homers and a double in a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

And the homers weren’t cheapies. The one off former Twins teammate Matt Garza in the sixth inning traveled an estimated 430 feet to left-center field. Hunter’s ninth-inning shot off Corey Knebel traveled 417 feet to straightaway center.

“You have to have kids in college to hit them like that,” said Hunter, who passed Gary Gaetti for sixth place on the Twins’ all-time home run list with 202.

The cheering between Twins fans and Brewers fans has been vigorous this weekend, but the locals had no answer in the bottom of the ninth inning when Hunter jogged out to right field as fans chanted “Torii! Torii!” following the 18th multihomer game of his career.

“[The players] have been joking to each other about who doesn’t have pop these days,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “He kind of took care of that.”

The Twins lost 10-4 on Friday night, when they fell behind by nine runs after two innings, but they joked around in the clubhouse before Saturday’s game as if they had won. Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar were snapping fingers to country music. Trevor Plouffe and Mike Pelfrey needled Kyle Gibson.

As it turned out, Escobar hit a big three-run homer and Gibson (5-6) gave up two runs over 6⅔ innings to break a five-start winless streak.

“We’re continuing to learn how to do that,” Molitor said. “The more you face adverse times and you find a way to come back and have energy and perform, it just kind of keeps pushing in the right direction you want to see your team go. So I like how they have been able to do that for the most part.”

The Twins were down 1-0 in the fifth when they strung together some good plate appearances — and Hunter might have played a role in Escobar’s homer.