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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Brewers Lose Again to Twins 10-16

WOW! Normally if you score 10 runs, you think that you would win. Hopefully the Brewers can sort out this pitching problem of theirs.

From Sportsline.com:

Michael Cuddyer drove in a career-high five runs and Joe Mauer had four RBI to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 16-10 Saturday night.

Mauer went 4-for-5 with a home run and Cuddyer had two hits for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits.

The Twins scored six runs in the first inning as Brewers starter Ben Hendrickson (0-2) failed to retire any of the six batters he faced. Mauer, Torii Hunter and Cuddyer had run-scoring singles, Justin Morneau added a two-run double, and Juan Castro drove in Morneau with a sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee scored in the bottom of the first inning when Geoff Jenkins hit a two-run homer. Jenkins' seventh drive of the season barely cleared the right-field wall.

Cuddyer also had a three-run triple in the Twins' five-run fourth inning. Morneau had an RBI single and Castro's run-scoring triple drove in Morneau to make it 11-2.

While Hendrickson didn't get an out, Twins starter Scott Baker (2-4) struck out a career-high eight in five innings. He allowed four runs and six hits with one walk to get his first win since April 14, a span of six starts.

The six runs surrendered by Hendrickson marked the second game in a row he has allowed at least five runs in the first inning. The San Diego Padres scored five times in the first inning on May 11 against Hendrickson.

Minnesota set a season high for runs and it was also the most runs Milwaukee has allowed this year.

Rickie Weeks hit a solo homer in the ninth and Bill Hall had a two-run drive in the fourth for the Brewers. It was Hall's ninth homer and Weeks' fourth.

Mauer hit his third homer in the fifth to make it 12-4.

Hendrickson, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., was taken out of the game before retiring a batter, marking the 14th time in Brewers history a starter failed to get an out. The last time it happened was Aug. 28, 1995, when Jamie McAndrew started at Chicago against the White Sox.


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