How many players can sock a two-run home run in one at-bat and score on a sacrifice fly to the second baseman in the next?

That's the kind of talent Carlos Gomez possesses, which is why the speedy centerfielder has frustrated the decision-makers of both clubs doing battle Saturday night at Miller Park.

For one night, Gomez came back to haunt his former employers by socking a go-ahead, two-run homer, collecting three hits and scoring two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers romped to an 11-1 interleague victory over the Minnesota Twins before a full house of 43,980.

It has been another frustrating offensive season for Gomez, who had three hits in his previous 32 at-bats (.094) with 16 strikeouts. He entered the game batting .210 with a .262 on-base percentage and .339 slugging percentage.

"Hopefully, this gets him going," said manager Ron Roenicke, who gives the right-handed-hitting Gomez starts against left-handed pitchers.

"I still like the combination of playing him and Nyjer (Morgan) out there (in center). If this gets his confidence going, that can still be a good fit for us.

"His attitude has been awesome through all of this. He wants to get out there. A couple of days ago, I was standing by the cage during BP and he came up to me and said, 'Hey, don't forget about me.'?"

The rare laugher for the Brewers allowed right-hander Yovani Gallardo to pick up his ninth victory in 13 decisions. Gallardo went seven innings, allowing six hits and one run, with three walks and six strikeouts.

It was a nice about-face for Gallardo, who was rocked for eight runs (five earned) in three innings last time out in Boston.

"The main thing for me is to work on things that weren't right the start before," Gallardo said. "You want to turn it around as quick as you can.

"It was nice (to have a big lead). There have been a lot of close games. But you've still got to focus and make your pitches."

Gallardo, who often has trouble with mounting pitch counts, threw 46 pitches just to get through the first two innings. He issued a pair of walks in the first and uncorked a wild pitch as well but escaped without damage when Delmon Young bounced into a force at second on the eighth pitch of his at-bat.