Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 39206

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 15 1
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 20 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 30-36 16-17 14-19 L1
Minnesota 26-39 13-22 13-17 W1

Recap

Twins 5, Brewers 4 (15): Denard Span ended a 5 1/2-hour marathon with a walk-off RBI single in the 15th as host Minnesota outlasted Milwaukee and took the rubber game.

Trevor Plouffe led off the bottom of the 15th with a single and moved up on consecutive one-out hits off Tim Dillard (0-2) by Brian Dozier and Jamey Carroll. Plouffe had a chance to score on Carroll's hit but ended up caught in a rundown between third and home.

The Brewers brought in Juan Cruz to face Span, who took two called strikes before sending an 0-2 pitch into right to score Dozier from third.

The teams combined for 35 hits and left 32 men on base.

Anthony Swarzak (1-4) pitched the final inning to earn the win.

The Brewers grabbed the lead in the fifth against Nick Blackburn. Norichika Aoki led off with a double and Nyjer Morgan followed with a bunt single.

Blackburn got the next two but could not retire Corey Hart, who reached out for a 3-2 fastball on the outside corner and took it the opposite way into the seats for a three-run homer and a 4-1 lead. It was Hart’s 14th blast.

The Twins got those runs back in the seventh, finally getting to Zack Greinke with a three-run rally. Plouffe walked leading off the frame and moved up on a groundout before scoring on Carroll’s two-out single.

Span and Ben Revere singled to drive in another run and Joe Mauer tied it 4-4 with a single to center.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was delayed by rain for 42 minutes in the 11th inning. … Mauer left the game after his tying single with a bruised right quad and is day-to-day. He was replaced by a pinch runner and Drew Butera took over behind the plate in the following frame. … Twins closer Matt Capps (shoulder inflammation) was unavailable Sunday but is expected to be ready by Tuesday. … Ryan Braun extended his hitting streak to 12 games but had his home run streak end at three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Minnesota
Zack Greinke Player Nick Blackburn
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 3
11 Hits 9
4.50 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Minnesota
Nyjer Morgan Player Jamey Carroll
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .571

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 15 1 23 .246 33 7 4 5 1 1
Minnesota 20 0 21 .339 27 9 5 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Twins have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Brewers have a W/L % of .433 after a win and .472 after a loss.