Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 18, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 32421

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 0 11 16 0
Milwaukee 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 11 4

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 13-26 6-14 7-12 W3
Milwaukee 16-23 9-10 7-13 L3

Recap


Twins 11, Brewers 3: Denard Span collected four hits and drove in three runs as visiting Minnesota rode a 16-hit attack to its third victory in a row.

Joe Mauer had Justin Morneau added three RBIs apiece, Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer and Scott Diamond recorded his team-leading third triumph for the Twins (13-26), who still hold the major league's worst record despite the winning streak.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the fifth inning, Mauer ripped the first of his two run-scoring doubles when he deposited a low fastball into left-center field to plate Diamond and Span. Mauer, who had three hits, added an RBI double in the four-run eighth inning as the Twins pulled away.

Span had a two-run single in the sixth and an RBI single in the eighth for Minnesota, which benefited from four Milwaukee errors.

Recalled from Triple-A Rochester last week, Diamond (3-0) allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun had three hits - including a homer to lead off the sixth inning - while Norichika Aoki ripped an RBI double and Corey Hart scored twice for the Brewers, who dropped their third straight game and fifth in six outings. Milwaukee has limped to a 5-11 mark in May.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK
: Marco Estrada (0-3) permitted four runs on six hits in five innings to take the loss. ... Aoki, who had two hits on Friday, has nine in his last five starts. ... Milwaukee has won four of six meetings with Minnesota in each of the last two seasons.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Scott Diamond Player Marco Estrada
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 6
5.06 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Denard Span Player Ryan Braun
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 16 1 24 .364 25 10 11 2 1 0
Milwaukee 11 1 17 .314 16 5 3 2 2 4

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Brewers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Twins have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .370 after a loss.