Twins beat Brewers for third straight game 30 May 13

MILWAUKEE BREWERS (19-32) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (22-28)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Milwaukee Brewers

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Samuel Deduno (1-1, 5.11)

LOSING PITCHER:  Marco Estrada (4-3, 4.96)

SAVE:  Glen Perkins (11)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   74 degrees, wind from SE at 15 mph                            TIME OF GAME:  2:32                            ATTENDANCE:  31,359

 

HOME RUNS:     Hicks (6, 4th inning off Estrada, none on, two outs, 1-0 pitch, 412 feet to center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

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Marco Estrada (L)

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106/71

Tom Gorzelanny

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Samuel Deduno (W)

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100/56

Casey Fien

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7/6

Glen Perkins (S)

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14/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREWERS NOTES:

·    The Brewers lost to the Twins for the third straight game, ensuring the season series loss with just tomorrow’s game remaining this year…the Brewers have dropped five straight games and are 4-16 in their last 20 games…the Brewers fall to 40-51 all-time in Interleague play against Minnesota…Milwaukee is now 4-6 all-time at Target Field…the Brewers bullpen has a 1.99 ERA (86.0 IP, 19 ER) over their last 22 games.

·    Marco Estrada allowed four runs on seven hits, one home run and five strikeouts in 7.0 innings…it is the third time in his last four starts to last 7.0 innings and he has not allowed more than four runs in any of those four starts…tonight was the second straight start to not allow a walk…he has 25 strikeouts in his five starts in May (30.0 IP)…with the loss, Estrada is now a career 0-2, 6.00 ERA (15.0 IP, 10 ER) in three career starts against the Twins.

·    Carlos Gomez (2-for-4) doubled in the second inning and later scored the Brewers first run of the game…it was his 14th double of the season in just his 50th game played…Gomez’ career mark for doubles is 24 in 153 games in 2008 as a member of the Twins…he has six extra base hits (four home runs, two doubles) in his last six games…over the last six games he is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with five RBI and six runs scored…tonight marked his third multi-hit game in his last five games.

·    Rickie Weeks (1-for-3) extended his current season-long hitting streak to six games with a single in the second inning…over the six games he is hitting .286 (6-for-21) with a double.

·    Aramis Ramirez (1-for-4) hit his eighth double of the season in the sixth inning…he has a double in three straight games, the second time this season (also to start the year April 1-3).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins defeated the Twins tonight for their third straight win and fourth win in their last five games…with the win Minnesota ensured the season series win against the Brewers as the two teams meet just one more time this season, the series finale tomorrow night…the Twins are now 229-215 all-time against the Brewers…Minnesota improves to 4-6 against National League opponents this season with nine games remaining…the Twins have gone 10 straight games without a fielding error, one shy of tying their season-high of 11 straight errorless games, April 27-May 8…the club’s all-time record is 11 July22-August 4, 2002…despite winning three games in a row against the Brewers, the Twins have been out-hit by Milwaukee 26-25 in the three games.

·    Samuel Deduno earned his first win of the season after allowing just one run on four hits, three hit batters, two walks and two strikeouts…it was his first win since September 10, 2012 vs. Cleveland, a span of four winless starts…the 7.0 innings pitched were also the most since that same start and the most by a Twins pitcher since Kevin Correia also tossed 7.0 innings on May 14 vs. Chicago-AL…the quality start was the third for the Twins in their last five games…hit three batters with pitches today, the first Twin to do so since Francisco Liriano on  July 6, 2011 vs. TB…he is only the second pitcher in the MLB to hit three batters this season, the other being Doug Fister on April 21 at LAA.

·    Aaron Hicks (1-for-3) hit his sixth home run of the season with a solo shot in the fourth inning off Estrada…all six of his home runs this season have been solo home runs…he has a home run in back-to-back games for the first time this season…he has a hit in three straight games, hitting .308 (4-for-13) with all of his hits being for extra bases (two home runs, one double)…coming into today Hicks led all AL rookies in home runs, RBI and runs scored.

·    Ryan Doumit (1-for-3) hit his 10th double of the season, driving in two runs in the first inning…10 of his 33 hits this season are doubles and seven of his last 16 hits overall are for extra bases (four home runs, three doubles)…with two RBI tonight Doumit now has three straight multi-RBI games (six total RBI in those three)…it is the first time in his nine year career to have multiple RBI in three straight games.

·    Chris Herrmann (1-for-3) singled in a run in the first inning today, his first start of the season (catcher)…the hit and RBI are the first of the season and the second of his career as he went 1-for-18 with one RBI in eight games for the Twins last season.