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Brewers 10, Twins 4: Thirty wins and one thousand hits

Two big milestones were hit as the Brewers pounded the Twins on Friday night.

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WP: Kyle Lohse (4-9)
LP: Trevor May (4-6)

HR: Brain Dozier (15), Trevor Plouffe (10), Gerardo Parra (5), Aramis Ramirez (9), Scooter Gennett (4)

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You can say whatever you want about the pitcher win statistic or the importance of round numbers. To accumulate one win against every team in the majors is still a feat to be recognized, as well as reaching four-digit hits. On Friday night, both Kyle Lohse and Adam Lind had something to celebrate.

It started out looking like it would be another rough start by Lohse. A leadoff home run given up to Brian Dozier gave the Twins a 1-0 lead just four pitches into the game. However, it would be the Twins pitcher that would be chased early. The Brewers batted around in the first inning, bringing eleven players to the plate. The first nine batters would only record one out. Gerardo Parra started it off with a leadoff home run, then Jonathan Lucroy followed it up with an ground-rule double. A single by Braun made it 2-1, and Adam Lind followed that up with a single of his own. Carlos Gomez then hit a ground ball to the pitcher, but a throwing error allowed Braun to score and Lind to reach third, with Gomez ending up at second. Aramis Ramirez recorded the first out on a line out, but Jean Segura followed him with a two-RBI single, and then Scooter Gennett had a single of his own. With runners at 1st and 3rd, Craig Counsell put on the squeeze play, and it worked perfectly, scoring Segura to make it 6-1. That would be it for Twins starter Trevor May.

The Brewers wouldn't stop there with the offense. In the second, Ryan Braun led off with a walk, then stole second and advanced to third on a Lind groundout. Gomez would then score Braun with a single, and Ramirez followed that up with a home run to make it 9-1. A home run by Scooter Gennett capped the inning, giving the Brewers a 10-1 advantage.

Kyle Lohse didn't have his best performance again tonight, but he didn't need to have one this time around. He pitched six inning and allowed four runs, six hits, and a walk with two strikeouts. Neal Cotts pitched two innings and only allowed a hit, and Jonathan Broxton pitched a clean inning to finish the game. It locked up a win for Kyle Lohse, who became the fourteenth pitcher to record a win against each of the currently active 30 MLB teams.

Of course, we couldn't finish the recap without talking about Adam Lind as well. He went 2-for-4 in the game, but the second of those hits put him at 1,000 in his career. That is always a special moment for a player.

The series against the Twins continues tomorrow with an early afternoon game. Matt Garza pitches against Kyle Gibson in the second game of the series. First pitch is at 1:10 pm.