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Twins 6, Brewers 3

W: Scott Baker (2-5)
L: Dave Bush (3-1)

HR: Prince Fielder (10), Mike Cameron (9), Joe Mauer (10), Joe Crede (8), Justin Morneau (13)

MVP: Mike Cameron (+.074)
LVP: Mitch Stetter (-.203)

Today's only good news: tonight's loss was the last game the Brewers will ever play at the Metrodome.

Scott Baker entered today's game second in the AL in home runs allowed and leading the AL in losses, carrying an ERA near 7. He allowed a solo home run to Mike Cameron, a two run home run for Prince Fielder and little else, just seven hits and the three earned runs while pitching 8.1 innings, walking no one and striking out six.

The Brewers were down 2-1 in the seventh when a bizarre sequence changed the game dramatically. With two outs, Joe Mauer took a fastball up and in that was initially called a foul ball. The call was reversed when Twins manager Ron Gardenhire came out to argue, and Joe Mauer was awarded first base on a hit by pitch. Justin Morneau, the next batter, hit a grand slam on the first pitch, giving the Twins a 6-1 lead.

The Brewers managed just seven baserunners in the game, drawing no walks. Mat Gamel, Mike Rivera and Bill Hall batted 7-9 and went 1-for-9. Six Brewers had one hit, but Prince Fielder was the only Brewer to get on base more than once.