Morrison's two-run single sends Twins past Brewers 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Logan Morrison came through with a big hit for the injury-decimated Minnesota Twins lineup.

Morrison hit a two-run single to give Minnesota's offense a much-needed lift, and four relievers worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Morrison's liner hit high off the right-field wall with one out and the bases loaded in the eighth against reliever Boone Logan. The Twins were 3 for 18 with runners in scoring position in the series before Morrison's single.

''We've been close the last two games, just hadn't come through,'' Morrison said. ''It was good to come through there and get us the `W.' I think yesterday we were a hit away. Got guys on, just couldn't come through. Same thing for most of the game today. Keep getting them on, we'll get them in.''

Addison Reed (1-3) struck out one batter in one hitless inning. Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth to secure his ninth save in 12 chances.

Minnesota salvaged the final game of the series, snapping a three-game skid with a roster missing four of its expected starters when spring training began.

Joe Mauer was placed on the disabled list on Saturday. Miguel Sano and Jason Castro also are on the DL, and shortstop Jorge Polanco was suspended during spring training.

''These guys understand it's been a grind,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Taylor Williams (0-2) walked Brian Dozier to lead off the eighth. Logan entered and walked Max Kepler. Eddie Rosario was out on a swinging bunt that moved the runners to second and third, and Eduardo Escobar was intentionally walked in front of Morrison.

''The walk hurts in that situation,'' Williams said. ''That kind of stuff can't happen. It's got to stop.''

Morrison, in his first year with Minnesota after signing a one-year contract after spring training had begun, was hitting .113 through April 26. The veteran slugger had two hits and a homer the next day and has hit .296 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in his last 21 games.

''It's definitely just being able to stay behind the ball more, not getting out there so much,'' Morrison said. ''Again, it's still happening sometimes. ... It's always a work in progress, but more often than not it's getting a little more consistent.''

Jesus Aguilar homered in the sixth off Jake Odorizzi, who allowed one run five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Taylor Rogers came on with runners at first and third and got out of the jam by striking out pinch-hitter Domingo Santana. Rogers got the first out in the seventh and Ryan Pressly finished the inning.

AGUILAR'S STREAK

Aguilar, who is the Brewers' regular first baseman with Eric Thames and Ryan Braun on the disabled list, homered for the third straight game. He had four home runs in the series and now has seven this season in 102 at-bats.

''He was brilliant this weekend,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''Four homers, three straight days of it. He's swinging a real nice bat, and he's pretty locked in.''

STARTER'S WORK

Aguilar's homer snapped a string of 15 straight scoreless innings by Odorizzi, who entered the day tied for 18th in the majors in lowest run support per game.

Odorizzi got the Brewers to chase fastballs up in the zone and notched 10 strikeouts, one off a career high and the most since he had 10 on April 5, 2016.

Milwaukee starter Junior Guerra dealt with some control issues, throwing just 49 of his 91 pitches for strikes. He gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies is nearing a return from right rotator cuff inflammation, but Counsell said Davies isn't in consideration to start Wednesday, when Milwaukee has an open spot in the rotation.

Twins: Molitor said he's exchanged texts with Mauer, but Mauer was going to stay away from the park on Sunday as he tries to recover from a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms. Mauer was having balance issues and sensitivity to light. Molitor said he expects Mauer to be at the park on Monday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (3-3, 3.97 ERA) will come off the disabled list to start Monday's series opener against Arizona at home. Anderson has been out since May 10 because of an illness. He last started on May 6, when he gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to Pittsburgh. RHP Zack Greinke (3-2, 3.46) will start for the Diamondbacks.

Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (4-4, 4.05) will start Monday as Minnesota finishes its homestand with a three-game series against Detroit. Berrios bounced back strong in his last outing, giving up one run in 7 1/3 innings in a win over St. Louis. The Tigers will start LHP Blaine Hardy (0-0, 3.68), who will be making his second start of the season and just his second in 170 career appearances.

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  • W: A. Reed (1-3)L: T. Williams (0-2)S: F. Rodney (9)
  • HR: MIL - J. Aguilar (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100020.270.381.428.8090.0
C. Yelich LF40000022.290.353.457.809-1.0
J. Aguilar 1B41211010.333.395.6081.0036.5
T. Shaw 3B30000121.244.324.494.8190.0
H. Perez RF40100010.261.278.386.6640.5
J. Choi DH10000110.300.417.7001.1170.5
a- D. Santana PH-DH20000022.254.329.338.667-1.0
J. Villar 2B40000031.287.331.372.703-1.5
T. Saladino SS40200010.375.375.7081.0831.5
J. Bandy C30100023.180.254.262.5160.0
  • a-struck out for Choi in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B31000111.230.301.397.6971.5
M. Kepler RF21110200.250.337.466.8034.0
E. Rosario LF40100013.293.318.543.8601.5
E. Escobar 3B30100101.285.337.536.8743.0
L. Morrison 1B30120110.211.318.376.6943.5
M. Garver C40100024.250.301.397.6980.0
J. Cave DH20000013.200.200.8001.000-0.5
a- R. Grossman PH-DH20000012.232.306.347.653-0.5
G. Petit SS30000013.368.455.368.823-0.5
B. Buxton CF31100010.164.200.209.4093.5
  • a-grounded out for Cave in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Aguilar (7)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Aguilar (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Rosario (12), E. Escobar (17)
  • RBI - M. Kepler (19), L. Morrison 2 (17)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - T. Saladino
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Buxton (5)
  • CS - M. Kepler
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bandy
  • PB - J. Bandy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra4.14112402.981.237.0
D. Jennings2.01000202.011.076.0
T. Williams (L, 0-2)0.20111103.601.33-6.5
B. Logan1.01112208.103.000.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra4.1
D. Jennings2.0
T. Williams (L, 0-2)0.2
B. Logan1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Odorizzi5.251121013.171.2612.0
T. Rogers0.20000205.301.451.0
R. Pressly0.22000102.191.26-1.5
A. Reed (W, 1-3)1.00000102.591.0710.5
F. Rodney (S, 9)1.00000302.871.3411.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Odorizzi5.2
T. Rogers0.2
R. Pressly0.2
A. Reed (W, 1-3)1.0
F. Rodney (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Logan
  • IBB - B. Logan (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 91-49, D. Jennings 28-18, T. Williams 13-8, B. Logan 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 2-7, D. Jennings 3-0, B. Logan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 19, D. Jennings 6, T. Williams 3, B. Logan 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 108-71, T. Rogers 7-6, R. Pressly 14-11, A. Reed 13-11, F. Rodney 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Reed 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, T. Rogers 2, R. Pressly 4, A. Reed 3, F. Rodney 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100020.270.381.428.8090.0
C. Yelich LF40000022.290.353.457.809-1.0
J. Aguilar 1B41211010.333.395.6081.0036.5
T. Shaw 3B30000121.244.324.494.8190.0
H. Perez RF40100010.261.278.386.6640.5
J. Choi DH10000110.300.417.7001.1170.5
a- D. Santana PH-DH20000022.254.329.338.667-1.0
J. Villar 2B40000031.287.331.372.703-1.5
T. Saladino SS40200010.375.375.7081.0831.5
J. Bandy C30100023.180.254.262.5160.0
Total3317112179-----
HITTERSAB
L. Cain CF4
C. Yelich LF4
J. Aguilar 1B4
T. Shaw 3B3
H. Perez RF4
J. Choi DH1
a- D. Santana PH-DH2
J. Villar 2B4
T. Saladino SS4
J. Bandy C3
Total33
  • a-struck out for Choi in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B31000111.230.301.397.6971.5
M. Kepler RF21110200.250.337.466.8034.0
E. Rosario LF40100013.293.318.543.8601.5
E. Escobar 3B30100101.285.337.536.8743.0
L. Morrison 1B30120110.211.318.376.6943.5
M. Garver C40100024.250.301.397.6980.0
J. Cave DH20000013.200.200.8001.000-0.5
a- R. Grossman PH-DH20000012.232.306.347.653-0.5
G. Petit SS30000013.368.455.368.823-0.5
B. Buxton CF31100010.164.200.209.4093.5
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  • a-grounded out for Cave in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Aguilar (7)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Aguilar (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Rosario (12), E. Escobar (17)
  • RBI - M. Kepler (19), L. Morrison 2 (17)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - T. Saladino
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Buxton (5)
  • CS - M. Kepler
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bandy
  • PB - J. Bandy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra4.14112402.981.237.0
D. Jennings2.01000202.011.076.0
T. Williams (L, 0-2)0.20111103.601.33-6.5
B. Logan1.01112208.103.000.0
Total8.0633590---
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra4.1
D. Jennings2.0
T. Williams (L, 0-2)0.2
B. Logan1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Odorizzi5.251121013.171.2612.0
T. Rogers0.20000205.301.451.0
R. Pressly0.22000102.191.26-1.5
A. Reed (W, 1-3)1.00000102.591.0710.5
F. Rodney (S, 9)1.00000302.871.3411.5
Total9.07112171---
PITCHERSIP
J. Odorizzi5.2
T. Rogers0.2
R. Pressly0.2
A. Reed (W, 1-3)1.0
F. Rodney (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Logan
  • IBB - B. Logan (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 91-49, D. Jennings 28-18, T. Williams 13-8, B. Logan 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 2-7, D. Jennings 3-0, B. Logan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 19, D. Jennings 6, T. Williams 3, B. Logan 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 108-71, T. Rogers 7-6, R. Pressly 14-11, A. Reed 13-11, F. Rodney 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Reed 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, T. Rogers 2, R. Pressly 4, A. Reed 3, F. Rodney 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Morrison singled to deep right center, Dozier and Kepler scored, Escobar to third13
  • 6TH INNING
    Aguilar homered to left11
  • 5TH INNING
    Kepler singled to center, Buxton scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Fernando Rodney relieved Addison Reed
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Addison Reed relieved Ryan Pressly
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Shaw grounded out to first
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Perez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • Boone Logan relieved Taylor Williams
    • M. Kepler: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier to second on wild pitch, Ball, Kepler walked
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third, Dozier to third, Kepler to second
    • E. Escobar: Escobar intentionally walked
    • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Morrison singled to deep right center, Dozier and Kepler scored, Escobar to third
    • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Rogers Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Taylor Rogers
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike swinging, Saladino flied out to deep center
    • J. Bandy: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bandy singled to center
    • L. Cain: Cain singled to center, Bandy to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robbie Grossman hit for Jake Cave
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grossman grounded out to shortstop
    • Taylor Williams relieved Dan Jennings
    • G. Petit: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Petit struck out looking
    • B. Buxton: Strike swinging, Foul, Buxton flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Aguilar homered to left
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked
    • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Perez singled to shallow right center, Shaw to third
    • Taylor Rogers relieved Jake Odorizzi
    • Domingo Santana hit for Ji-Man Choi
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Jennings Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison grounded out to first
    • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choi walked
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Saladino reached on an infield single to shortstop, Choi to second
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • B. Buxton: Strike swinging, Buxton singled to left
    • B. Dozier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging, Buxton to third on catcher Bandy fielding error, Buxton stole second, Buxton to third on catcher Bandy fielding error
    • Dan Jennings relieved Junior Guerra
    • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Ball, Kepler singled to center, Buxton scored
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kepler picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich fouled out to third
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Aguilar flied out to left
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar doubled to right center
    • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
    • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Garver lined out to left
    • J. Cave: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cave lined out to center, Escobar to third
    • G. Petit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Petit popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Saladino singled to right
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Saladino picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Ball, Cain flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Buxton struck out looking
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dozier flied out to deep right
    • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler walked
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez flied out to right
    • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Villar flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
    • M. Garver: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garver singled to right
    • J. Cave: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
    • G. Petit: Ball, Ball, Foul, Petit popped out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cain struck out looking
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Foul, Yelich lined out to center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar singled to shallow left
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep center
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Kepler grounded out to second
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario doubled to deep right center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Rosario to third on passed ball, Escobar popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)