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Home runs bury the home team again: Twins 5, Brewers 2

The Brewers pitching staff has allowed a flibbity-bagillion home runs this year. Give or take a few.

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Brewers Starting Pitcher: Matt Garza 
Opponent Starting Pitcher: Kyle Gibson

Winning Pitcher: Kyle Gibson
Losing Pitcher: Matt Garza

SV: Glen Perkins (24)

HR: Eduardo Escobar (4), Torii Hunter x2 (10)

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Carlos Gomez and Adam Lind combined to score the first run of the game in the fourth inning. With one out Carlos Gomez lined a double to center field. Then Adam Lind lined a base hit to left field for the RBI.

Matt Garza would give the run back and more in the next inning. Torii Hunter led off with a double, Chris Hermann drew a walk, and Eduardo Escobar would bring them all around with a home run.

Torii Hunter would come back in the sixth inning to extend the Twins lead with a solo home run.

Ryan Braun didn't start in this game but he got a big hit in the seventh inning. Shane Peterson and Jean Segura both reached on singles. With two outs and the pitcher up Craig Counsell put Braun in to pinch hit. He was able punch one through the left side of the infield driving in Peterson and cutting the Twins lead to two runs.

Like salt to a wound, Torii Hunter yet again increased the Twins lead with a solo home run.

The Brewers would go on to lose the game by a score of 5-2. Their season record now stands at 28-48.

Missed Opportunity

The Brewers almost scored in the third inning thanks in large part to a throwing error from Danny Santana. He fielded a grounder from Jean Segura but threw the ball into the stands. Segura was awarded second base and would reach third on a ground out by Scooter Gennett. Unfortunately Matt Garza and Gerardo Parra would follow up with ground outs of their own on which Segura was unable to score.

Frustrating Stat of the Game

Matt Garza was actually cruising through the early portion of this game. In fact he only needed 35 pitches to get through innings 1-4. However the fifth inning was a nightmare for him that took 38 pitches to get out of.

Next Game:

Sunday June 28, 1:10 pm CST: Mike Fiers vs Tommy Milone