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Monday, June 27, 2005

Brewers Can't Pull Off Sweep

Milwaukee starter Victor Santos (2-8) allowed five runs on 10 hits, only the second time in 15 starts that he's allowed more than three earned runs. He has one win in his last 12 starts.

"I don't know what it is when he's out there," Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins said of Santos. "We don't seem to get it done."

Jenkins hit a two-run home run off reliever Joe Nathan in the ninth for Milwaukee, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Nathan gave up four hits in the inning, but was able to close out the game without further damage.

"He hadn't pitched in a while," Gardenhire said. "Right there at the end you can see him light it up with his fastball. Then they chased it a couple times, which was huge."

The Twins left runners in scoring position in the third, fourth and fifth innings but added to their lead in the sixth with a run-scoring single up the middle by Mike Redmond that scored Jacque Jones.

Santos was chased a batter later when Juan Castro hit a slow roller to third, and Glenn Williams was able to beat the throw home. Shannon Stewart drove in Redmond with a two-out double to left-center off reliever Tommy Phelps to put the Twins up 5-0.


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