Twins sweep in Milwaukee; two teams head to Minneapolis tonight
Eduardo Escobar hit a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 14th inning last night to give the Minnesota Twins a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Brewers lost their fourth straight, despite a team-record-tying six hits from Jean Segura. He singled home a run in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Segura regained the National League batting lead by raising his average from .347 to .365. But it was all for naught, as Milwaukee was swept by the Twins in their two-game Interleague set at Miller Park. They'll play twice more in Minneapolis tonight and tomorrow night. Twins' center-fielder Aaron Hicks belted a home run, made a great catch to rob Carlos Gomez of a homer, and scored the winning run in the 14th. Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit also went yard for the Twins. All three blasts came off spot starter Alfredo Figaro. Ryan Pressly got the win with two perfect innings of relief. He's 2-and-0, as the Twins have now won 3-of-4. Burke Badenhop took the loss. He's 0-and-2. Ryan Braun fought off a sore right thumb as he went 2-for-7 with a single and a triple. Segura had a half-dozen singles in seven trips, and he joined John Briggs in 1973 and Kevin Reimer in '93 as the only Brewers to get six hits in a game. The four-hour and 43-minute Milwaukee loss dropped the Crew deeper into last place in the National League Central, a game behind the Chicago Cubs who were rained out. Right-hander Marco Estrada starts for Milwaukee tonight against Twins' right-hander Samuel Deduno.