Brew Crew takes the series; to play Pittsburgh

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The Milwaukee Brewers took the series against the Minnesota Twins, winning the first to games but failing to complete the three-game sweep.


In the first game, Milwaukee won 10-5 and  started off strong with Jonathon Lucroy and Carlos Gomez each homering. Kyle Lohse cruised through four innings before allowing the Twins to storm back and tie the game in their half of the fifth inning. Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer and R.B.I. base hits from Danny Santana and Brian Dozier tied the game up for Minnesota.  The Brewers scored two runs in the 8th and three in the 9th to take the lead. Brewers slugger  Adam Lind had a huge night at the plate, driving in six runs. He hit in a career high 8 runs back when he played  first base for the Toronto Blue Jays.


Matt Garza excelled in the middle game of the series allowing no runs while striking out seven, propelling the Brew crew to a 4-2 victory.  Carlos Gomez doubled in the first two runs for Milwaukee and Brewers right-fielder Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer two give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.  The Twins scored runs in the eight and ninth, their only runs of the night.


The series finale was a pitchers duel won by Mike Pelfry and the Twins.   Pelfry pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing six hits while striking out eight. His counterpart, Mike Fiers gave up two runs in the bottom of the second but had to leave in the fifth when the bases where full of  twins.  Neal Cotts, a Brewers reliever, got out of the jam striking out Eddie Rosales and Danny Santana to end Minnesota’s threat.



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