A solid outing by starting pitcher Scott Baker was squandered by inconsistent hitting and another Jose Mijares relief appearance, as the Twins fell to Milwaukee in Miller Park, 4-3.
The Twins fell behind early, but in the top of the 6th, 3rd baseman Danny Valencia took a 78 mph curveball that didn’t curve deep into the left field seats for a three run home run, scoring Michael Cuddyer and Delmon Young ahead of him.
But in the 7th, Mijares, in relief of Scott Baker, couldn’t get inside on a 3-2 pitch to Prince Fielder, and Fielder ripped it into the right field corner for a two run double.
That proved to be the difference, as the Twins were retired in order in the 8th and 9th, sending them to their third straight loss.
Did you know: Michael Cuddyer’s hitting streak came to an end…Joe Mauer’s average is down to .186…Tsuyoshi Nishioka is hitting .184…the Twins pitchers have never hit a home run in interleague play.