Brewers' losing streak now at six as Twins win again
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Lohse gave up a career-high four home runs last night, as the Milwaukee Brewers extended their losing streak to six games with an 8-6 loss at Minnesota.
With just one game left this month, the Brewers are assured of tying a team futility record with six wins in May - and that's if they get a victory tonight at Philadelphia. Lohse, who missed his last start with a sore throwing elbow, said he felt fine physically. He gave up six runs in four-and-two-thirds innings on eight hits and a walk with no strikeouts. The ex-Twin dropped his record to 1-6.
It's been a week since the Brewers led in any game - 59 straight innings, to be exact. Chris Parmelee gave the Twins the lead for good last night with a solo homer in the third. In the fourth, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back shots. Three batters later, Ryan Doumit hit a two-run blast. Milwaukee did not score until the sixth, when Logan Schafer hit a three-run triple. That was the Crew's biggest hit of the night, as each team pounded out 12 hits. Schafer went 3-for-4, starting in right field to give Norichika Aoki a rest. P.J. Walters gave up four runs in six innings for the win. He's now 2-0. Jared Burton got his second save.
The Crew wore 1948 throwback uniforms as they were swept by the Twins in their four-game series. Milwaukee gave up 10 homers in those games - and manager Ron Roenicke said it was the toughest thing to stomach. Yovani Gallardo will start for the Brewers tonight in Philly against left-hander Cole Hamels.