MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at Minnesota|
(Saturday, June 16th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Ryan Braun slugged two of Milwaukee's four
solo home runs, and the Brewers went on to post a 6-2 victory over the
Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Aramis Ramirez and Cody Ransom also went deep for Milwaukee, which snapped a
three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win in Friday's series opener.
Michael Fiers (2-2) limited Minnesota to one run on four hits in seven strong
innings. He struck out five and walked two.
"Commanded the ball better and changed speeds really well," Milwaukee manager
Ron Roenicke said about Fiers.
Josh Willingham and Ben Revere both knocked in a run for the Twins, who have
dropped four straight.
Liam Hendriks (0-3) allowed five runs -- two earned -- on eight hits over five
"Hendriks was behind the count quite a bit," said Minnesota manager Ron
Gardenhire. "It was one of those games where nothing really good happened."
The Brewers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Norichika Aoki's two-out,
two-run single. A base hit by Rickie Weeks and a fielding error by Minnesota
second baseman Jamey Carroll put runners on first and third with no outs.
After Ransom was called out on strikes, Martin Maldonado attempted a safety
squeeze but Weeks didn't come home. Aoki then delivered with a single to
Milwaukee extended its lead when Braun and Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs
to begin the third.
A two-out single by Revere plated Darin Mastroianni, who doubled, in the
bottom of the inning.
Braun added his 19th home run of the season in the fifth when his at-bat was
prolonged after Carroll dropped a pop-up in foul territory. Ransom then
crushed Anthony Swarzak's first pitch out of the bullpen over the left-field
wall, stretching the lead to 6-1 in the sixth.
Willingham hit an RBI single in the eighth to account for the final score.
Braun, who finished 3-for-4 with a walk, now has a 21-game hitting streak in
interleague play...Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe walked three times and
flew out in his lone at-bat. He had homered in four consecutive games.
06/16 18:46:23 ET