Twins win third straight over Brewers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno won his first game of the season for Minnesota, holding the Brewers to one run on four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win last night at Target Field.
Aaron Hicks homered and made sensational defensive play in the fourth inning to help the cause. Ryan Doumit drove in two runs with a first-inning double for Minnesota. Glen Perkins earned his 11th save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.
Milwaukee Brewers' manager Ron Roenicke says losing is "getting old." His team dropped to 5-21 in May. It was Milwaukee's fifth straight loss - and it's been 50 innings since the Brewers have had any lead during a game
The Twins, meanwhile, won their third straight. Former Twin Carlos Gomez had two of the Brewers' five hits in the loss. Marco Estrada dropped to 4-3 after allowing four runs in seven innings for Milwaukee, which has lost five in-a-row. The same two teams play tonight in Minneapolis with a 7:10 p.m. scheduled first pitch.
The Twins reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the seven-day concussion disabled list yesterday. Plouffe suffered the injury on May 21st in Atlanta. The Twins optioned infielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester to make room on the roster. Plouffe ended up not playing in last night's win, however, after complaining of a sore leg.
The Brewers' abysmal record for May is not only tough on the players. Fans who were hoping to buy cheap seats for next week's home series against Oakland also feel the pain - until now. Ryan Braun says he'll pick up part of a discount for four-thousand Terrace Box and Loge Bleacher seats for games against the A's next Monday through Wednesday. They were supposed to be part of the annual "When the Brewers Win, You Win" promotion. The team offered to reduce the price of the affected seats by one-dollar each time the Brewers won a game in May. But with only five victories, the discount's not very much. So Braun is subsidizing the seats so they get down to eight-dollars-a-game - 8, of course, being his uniform number. Braun says it's been a tough month for the fans as well as the team - and this is his way of thanking folks for their support. The seats will go on sale Friday morning at the Brewers' normal ticket outlets including the Miller Park box office and Brewers.com/WinWin