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Today In Brewer History: A marathon loss

The Brewers and Twins ruined your whole Sunday a year ago today.

Hannah Foslien

On this day in 2012 39,206 fans paid to see the Brewers and Twins play a 1:12 pm game at Target Field. By the time the game ended at 6:44, it's safe to assume most of them were long gone.

The Brewers carried a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning following a Corey Hart home run, but Zack Greinke allowed the tying runs and the game eventually went to extras. After a 42 minute rain delay and seven scoreless frames, the Twins finally plated the winning run in the bottom of the 15th on Denard Span's RBI single against Juan Perez.

The two teams combined for nine runs on 35 hits in the game, including 15 for the Brewers. None of those hits belonged to Cody Ransom, though: He became the first Brewer since Geoff Jenkins and Keith Ginter in 2004 to go 0-for-7 in a game.

This was the 31st time in franchise history the Brewers have played 15 innings or more, but it was their first such game since the aforementioned 2004 game against the Angels. The Crew also played a 14 inning game against the Twins in May of this year.

With help from and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

Today is also the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Royal Blake Stein striking out eight consecutive Brewers in a game in 2001. We covered that event in this space two years ago.