(Minneapolis, Minn)– Perhaps Father’s Day brought some luck for the Twins Sunday afternoon, in game three of the border battle with the Brewers…but it didn’t come easy.
Rain fell from the sky most of the afternoon, which didn’t stop a sell out crowd from filling up Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, as the Brewers were looking for the weekend sweep with the Twins.
The Brewers got on the bored right out of the gates in the first inning with a single to left field by Aramis Ramires scoring Nyjer Morgan.
The Twins tied the game in the third with an RBI single by Joe Mauer scoring Jamey Carroll. Mauer 3-4 on the day. Left in the seventh inning with tightness in his hamstring.
Corey Hart broke the game open
Just before more rain hit, the Twins came to life in the seventh, tying the game on a string of hits from Plouffe, Carroll, Revere, Span and Mauer.
For those who sat through a 46 minute rain delay got more then what they paid for as today’s matinee went five extra innings, ending in Minnesota’s favor.
In the bottom of the fifteenth inning Denard Span picked up his fourth hit of the game, and a game winning single scoring Dozier from third, ending Minnesota’s four game losing streak.
The Twins bullpen pitched nine shutout innings, while only giving up six hits. Anthony Swarzak picked up the win.
The Twins finished with 20 hits on the day, 19 of which were singles. Minnesota will spend Monday on the road, starting a seven game road trip, starting Tuesday night at PNC park with a three game series with the Pirates.