Two big innings spoiled the rubber match for the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night 12-2.
The Twins moved station to station in the top of the second inning thanks to RBI hits by Jake Cave, Luis Arraez, Jorge Polanco, and Nelson Cruz, and a wild pitch staked the visitors to a 5-0 lead. Miguel Sano's home run in the third inning and Marwin Gonzalez's fourth-inning double gave the Twins a 7-0 lead before tacking on a four-spot in the fifth inning. Byron Buxton hit his first of two home runs to lead off the frame''s scoring as Cruz and Eddie Rosario drove in runs with bases-loaded walks and Gonzalez got one on a sacrifice fly. The Brewers finally go on the board in the sixth inning when Luis Urias drove in two runs on a single to left field.
The Brewers will head south for a four-game set against the Chicago Cubs beginning Thursday night for a nationally-televised game on FOX beginning at 6:15 p.m.