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Twins win in 14 innings; Brewers' Segura goes 6 for 7

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MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Hicks homered, doubled and scored the winning run in the 14th inning. It was a defensive play in the second that he was happiest about.

Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 14th inning to score Hicks on Tuesday night, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers, who got six hits from Jean Segura.

Hicks made a leaping grab at the center field wall to rob Carlos Gomez of a home run in the second. Gomez watched in disbelief and then tipped his cap to Hicks.

"I really like that catch," Hicks said. "I was kind of in the corner. It definitely was a tough catch. I didn't even know where I was. It was kind of one of those catches where you have to focus on the ball the whole time you are running. You have to go hard all the way."

Segura went 6 for 7 -- all singles -- to raise his batting average to an NL-leading .365 but Milwaukee lost for the fourth consecutive time and 20th in 25 games.

"Oh my, goodness gracious, he hits about everything you throw up there," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said. "The guy's got one of the shortest, compact swings you've ever seen in your life and he seems to be on everything."

It was only the third time a Brewers player had six hits in a game, tying the team record set by Johnny Briggs in 1973 and Kevin Reimer in 1993.

Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham and Hicks hit home runs for the Twins, which have won three of four after dropping 10 straight.

Hicks hit the first pitch from reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) for a ground-rule double to lead off the 14th. Pedro Florimon, who made a baserunning blunder to get thrown out at third in the 12th, executed a sacrifice bunt to move Hicks to third.

Escobar then hit a 1-0 pitch to deep left, and Hicks scored with a slide that was a couple seconds ahead of the throw from Ryan Braun to give the Twins the lead.

Despite sitting for nearly 4½ hours, Escobar said he stayed ready by hitting in a batting cage near the dugout.

"It's my opportunity right there," Escobar said. "It's my chance. I got a good swing."

The loss was another in a series of deflating games for Milwaukee.

"It's a tough loss," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Any time you go that many innings and lose it's tough. We played well, came back to tie it in the ninth but couldn't put together any offense after that."

Ryan Pressly (2-0) pitched two perfect innings of relief to earn the victory.

Brian Duensing worked the bottom of the 14th for his first save in two chances.

After Minnesota blew a 4-0 lead, Justin Morneau had a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Twins a 5-4 lead.

Milwaukee tied it at 5 in the bottom of the ninth on Segura's fifth single of the game, scoring Jeff Bianchi from second as Twins closer Glen Perkins blew his second save.

All three Twins homers were off Milwaukee starter Alfredo Figaro and the Twins opened a 4-0 lead in the fourth.

Milwaukee scored three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth off Minnesota starter Scott Diamond to tie the score 4-all.

Figaro allowed four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings.

Doumit hit a two-run homer in the second, and Willingham hit a solo shot in the fourth. Three batters later, Hicks hit his fourth homer to make it 4-0.

Diamond gave up four runs on eight hits with two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.

The Brewers cut it to 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run double by Ramirez and a double by Jonathan Lucroy. Milwaukee tied it in the fifth on a two-out single by Segura and a triple off the right field wall by Braun.

Braun went 2 for 5 after missing Monday's game to rest a sore thumb.

Notes

  • RHP Kyle Lohse was announced as the starter for the Brewers game Thursday at Minnesota. He missed his last start due to right elbow tenderness.
  • Twins INF Trevor Plouffe (concussion) is scheduled to come off the DL on Wednesday.
  • Brewers LHP Chris Narveson (left middle finger) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start on Thursday. He is expected to join the Brewers rotation after making four rehab starts.
 
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Players of the Game
Minnesota

A. Hicks
AB 6
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Milwaukee

J. Segura
AB 7
R 2
H 6
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Minnesota Twins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jamey Carroll, 3B7000021 .247
Brian Dozier, 2B5130100 .211
Joe Mauer, C5000132 .330
Josh Willingham, LF5111121 .212
Justin Morneau, 1B4101120 .293
Ryan Doumit, RF6112002 .214
Aaron Hicks, CF6221020 .161
Pedro Florimon, SS4010100 .255
Scott Diamond, P2000020 .000
    Casey Fien, P0000000 .000
   a- Chris Parmelee, PH1000011 .214
    Josh Roenicke, P0000000 .000
    Jared Burton, P0000000 .000
   b- Chris Colabello, PH1000000 .091
    Glen Perkins, P0000000 .000
    Anthony Swarzak, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Herrmann, PH0000000 .000
    Ryan Pressly, P0000000 .000
   d- Eduardo Escobar, PH0001000 .227
    Brian Duensing, P0000000 .000
Totals46686514  
a-struck out for Fien in the 7th
b-grounded out for Burton in the 9th
c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Swarzak in the 12th
d-hit a sacrifice fly for Pressly in the 14th
Batting
2B - Aaron Hicks (5, Badenhop)
HR - Josh Willingham (9, Figaro), Ryan Doumit (4, Figaro), Aaron Hicks (5, Figaro)
SF - Justin Morneau (5), Eduardo Escobar (1)
SH - Pedro Florimon (2), Chris Herrmann (1)
RBI - Josh Willingham (24), Justin Morneau (34), Ryan Doumit 2 (21), Aaron Hicks (17), Eduardo Escobar (7)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Hicks (8)
CS - Brian Dozier (4, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Carroll-Dozier-Morneau
Minnesota Twins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Scott Diamond 4.2844020 5.22
Casey Fien 1.1000020 5.06
Josh Roenicke 1100100 3.04
Jared Burton (H,12) 1100020 2.19
Glen Perkins (BS,2) 1211110 3.38
Anthony Swarzak 2000000 3.44
Ryan Pressly (W,2-0) 2000030 1.37
Brian Duensing (S,1) 1100000 3.60
HBP - Bianchi (by Glen Perkins)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Diamond 89-51, Casey Fien 18-14, Josh Roenicke 20-11, Jared Burton 15-10, Glen Perkins 29-17, Anthony Swarzak 15-11, Ryan Pressly 20-14, Brian Duensing 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Diamond 8-3, Casey Fien 1-1, Josh Roenicke 1-2, Glen Perkins 2-0, Anthony Swarzak 2-4, Brian Duensing 2-1
Batters Faced - Scott Diamond 21, Casey Fien 4, Josh Roenicke 5, Jared Burton 4, Glen Perkins 7, Anthony Swarzak 6, Ryan Pressly 6, Brian Duensing 4
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF7010001 .301
Jean Segura, SS7261000 .365
Ryan Braun, LF7121025 .309
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5112122 .311
Carlos Gomez, CF6010014 .326
Jonathan Lucroy, C6011001 .228
Rickie Weeks, 2B6010031 .179
Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B5000011 .225
    Mike Fiers, P0000000 .000
   a- Yovani Gallardo, PH1000010 .227
    Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
Alfredo Figaro, P1000000 .333
   b- Alex Gonzalez, PH1000000 .174
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
   c- Logan Schafer, PH0000100 .160
    Brandon Kintzler, P0000000 .000
    Donovan Hand, P0000000 .000
   d- Jeff Bianchi, PH0100000 .281
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
    Martin Maldonado, 1B2000000 .172
Totals545135210  
a-struck out for Fiers in the 13th
b-grounded out for Figaro in the 5th
c-walked for Axford in the 7th
d-hit by pitch for Hand in the 9th
Batting
2B - Aramis Ramirez (7, Diamond), Jonathan Lucroy (3, Diamond)
3B - Ryan Braun (2, Diamond)
RBI - Jean Segura (22), Ryan Braun (34), Aramis Ramirez 2 (14), Jonathan Lucroy (20)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun (12)
SB - Carlos Gomez (10, 2nd base off Burton/Mauer)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Lucroy-Segura
E - Aramis Ramirez (4, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Alfredo Figaro 5444143 4.06
Mike Gonzalez 1000010 2.84
John Axford 1100020 6.04
Brandon Kintzler 1111210 4.24
Donovan Hand 1000000 3.00
Francisco Rodriguez 1100010 0.00
Mike Fiers 3000240 5.66
Burke Badenhop (L,0-2) 1111010 2.70
Pitches-Strikes - Alfredo Figaro 84-56, Mike Gonzalez 9-7, John Axford 17-12, Brandon Kintzler 22-11, Donovan Hand 15-10, Francisco Rodriguez 16-10, Mike Fiers 41-23, Burke Badenhop 9-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Alfredo Figaro 8-3, Mike Gonzalez 2-0, Donovan Hand 4-0, Francisco Rodriguez 1-0, Mike Fiers 3-2, Burke Badenhop 1-1
Batters Faced - Alfredo Figaro 20, Mike Gonzalez 3, John Axford 4, Brandon Kintzler 6, Donovan Hand 4, Francisco Rodriguez 3, Mike Fiers 11, Burke Badenhop 4
Game Information
Attendance - 24415
Game Time - 4:43
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Dana DeMuth