Mauer Gets HR After Replay, Twins Top Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joe Mauer wound up with a home run instead of a double after umpires went to video replay, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Monday.
The Twins won for only the second time in 13 games. Carlos Gomez homered twice for the Brewers.
The Twins led 4-3 when Mauer led off the seventh inning against Tom Gorzelanny with a long fly to left field. Mauer stopped at second base, and the umpires went to review the drive.
The ball hit the padding atop the fence and then appeared to strike a back wall, making it a home run. The second base umpire was Angel Hernandez — he was the chief in Cleveland earlier this month when Hernandez and his crew mistakenly failed to reverse a call on the field and rule a home run.
Kevin Correia (5-4) pitched six innings and gave up three solo homers. Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 10th save.
Wily Peralta (3-6) allowed four runs on five hits and five walks in five innings. He lost his fourth consecutive start.
The Twins took advantage of Peralta’s wildness in the fifth. Brian Dozier reached on an infield single with one out, Mauer and Justin Morneau walked and Ryan Doumit lined a two-out, two-run single to make it 4-1.
Jean Segura and Gomez hit back-to-back homers to open the sixth.
Chris Parmelee’s solo homer in the eighth put the Twins up 6-3.
Gomez hit his ninth homer leading off the fourth.
The Brewers loaded the bases with none out in the first but didn’t score. Yuniesky Betancourt lined into a double play and Jeff Bianchi struck out.
NOTES: Alfredo Figaro will start Tuesday against the Twins. He is 0-0 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 appearances, all in relief. Figaro was a starter the last two seasons for Orix in Japan. … Bianchi bunted for a single, giving the Brewers 64 infield hits, tops in the major leagues. … Josh Roenicke, nephew of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, relieved to start the seventh inning for the Twins. Josh Roenicke is the son of former major league outfielder Gary Roenicke. … Brewers star Ryan Braun, held out of the starting lineup with a sore thumb, pinch-hit in the ninth and lined out to end the game.
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