MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 17: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins misses a catch in center field during the second inning of an interleague game against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 17, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Brewers: Minnesota Wins 15-Inning Thriller Over Milwaukee, 5-4

The Minnesota Twins avoided a sweep on Sunday with a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee in 15 innings.

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Twins Vs. Brewers Final Score: Minnesota Avoids Sweep, Outlasts Milwaukee In 15 Innings, 5-4

The Minnesota Twins narrowly avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers on Father's Day with a thrilling 5-4 victory in 15 innings.

Even after the game was halted in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 41-minute rain delay, the two teams still could not manage to send a runner across the plate. That was, until a Denard Span walk-off single in the bottom half of the 15th inning gave the Twins a much-needed victory. In addition to his clutch hit, Span finished 4-for-8 from the plate to move his season average up to .287.

Minnesota reliever Anthony Swarzak picked up his first win of the season after throwing 15 pitches in the 15th, while Milwaukee's Tim Dillard was saddled with the loss after allowing multiple hits to open the frame. Back on track now after a four-game skid, the Twins will next shift their focus to a three-game interleague road series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of baseball's biggest surprises of 2012.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more MLB news and analysis, be sure to visit Baseball Nation.

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