Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 42398

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 14-26 6-14 8-12 W4
Milwaukee 16-24 9-11 7-13 L4

Recap


Twins 5, Brewers 4 (11): Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homer in the top of the 11th inning to lift visiting Minnesota to its season-high fourth consecutive win.

Brian Dozier added a pair of sacrifice flies and Carl Pavano pitched six strong innings for the Twins.

Manny Parra (0-1) got two quick outs in his second inning of relief but fell behind Plouffe 2-0. The utility man, who came into the game with a .135 batting average, got the fastball he was seeking and sent it out to left-center for his fourth homer.

Jeff Gray (3-0) got the win in relief and Matt Capps worked the bottom of the 11th for his ninth save.

The Twins led on three separate occasions, only to have the Brewers fight back each time. The clubs traded runs in the fourth and sixth before Minnesota took a 3-2 lead in the seventh when Ben Revere was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

The Twins pushed it to 4-2 in the eighth on Jamey Carroll’s RBI single and brought on Jared Burton in the bottom of the frame to set up Capps. Burton struck out a pair sandwiched around Nyjer Morgan’s single but served up a 2-0 fastball on the inside part of the plate to Aramis Ramirez, who deposited it over the left field wall to knot it at 4-4.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Twins C Joe Mauer had a scheduled day off but came on as a pinch hitter in the eighth. … Minnesota OF Ryan Doumit (calf) was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day but appeared as a pinch hitter Saturday, taking a walk before being replaced by a pinch runner. … The Brewers designated veteran reliever Vinnie Chulk for assignment before the game and recalled left-hander Juan Perez.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Carl Pavano Player Yovani Gallardo
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 3
3.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Jamey Carroll Player Nyjer Morgan
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 1 14 .216 16 5 5 5 1 0
Milwaukee 9 1 13 .214 13 14 4 1 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Brewers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Twins have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .370 after a loss.